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

    One capable of being transmitted by mediate or immediate contact. See Grayson v. Lynch, 163 U. S. 468, 16 Sup. Ct 1064, 41 L. Ed. 230; Stryker v. Crane, 33 Neb. 690, 50 N. W. 1132; Pierce v. Dillingham, 203 111. 148, 67 N. E. 846, 62 b. R. A. 888. See Infection.