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

    An expression applied especially to the court of exchequer chamber and the house of lords, as inking cognizance of error brought. Mozley & Whitley. It is applied in some of the United States to the court of last resort in the state; and in its most gener al sense denotes any court having power to review the decisions of lower courts on appeal, error, certiorari or other process.