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

    To take.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. In the civil law. To bandle; to take hold of; to meddle with. In old English law. To treat. Vel mali contrectet; or shall ill treat. Fleta, llb. 1, c. 17, ยง 4.