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

    L. Fr. Of the most fair. A term applied to a species of dower, which was assigned out of the fairest of the husband's tenemenis. Litt. ยง 48. This was abolished with the military tenures. 2 Bl. Comm. 132; 1 Steph. Comm. 252.