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


  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. Care; charge; oversight; guardianship. In the civil law. A species of guardianship which commenced at the age of puberty, (when the guardianship called "tutela" expired,) and continued to the completion of the twenty-fifth year. Inst 1, 23, pr.; Id. 1, 25, pr.; Halllfax, Civll Law, b. 1, c. 9.