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

    Accompanying words of a writing.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The context of a particular sentence or clause in a statute, contract, wlil, etc., comprises those parts of the text which immediately precede and follow it. The context may sometimes be scrutinized, to aid in the interpretation of an obscure passage.