Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A constitution; a statute.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the civil law. An imperial ordinance or constitution, distinguished from Lex, 8enatus-Consultum, and other kinds of law and having its effect from the sele will of the emperor. An establishment or settlement. Used of controversies settled by the parties without a trial. Calvin. A sum paid according to agreement Du Cange. In old English law. An ordinance or statute. A provision of a statute.