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

    Any act against the majesty of the law or the courts as an agency of the government, and in which the public are concerned. See 177 Mo. 205, 99 Am. St. Rep. 624, 76 S. W. 79; also 135 Am. St. Rep. 272, note.