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

    In Roman law. Que of the Innominate contracts, and, in effect, a sale of land or goods at a price fixed, (œsti-mato,) and guarantied by some third party, who undertook to find a purchaser.