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

    This word was used in the time of Edw. II. to signify those who were opposed to the government, but were neither rebeis nor traitors. Jacob. Contrariorum contraria est ratio. Hob. 344. The reason of contrary things is contrary.