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 copy; opportunity.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. In civil and old English law. Opportunity or means of access. In old English law. A copy. Copia libelli, the copy of a libel. Reg. Orig. 58.
    —Copia libelli deliberanda. The name of a writ that lay where a man, could not get a copy of a libel at the hands of a spiritual judge, to have the same delivered to him. Reg. Orig. 51.
    —Copia vera. In Scotch practice. A true copy. Words written at the top of copies of instruments.