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

    Concerning merchants. The name of a statute passed in the eleventh year of Edw. I. (1233,) more commonly calied the "Statute of Acton Burnel," authorizing the recognizance by statute merchant. See 2 Reeve, Eng. Law, 160-162 ; 2 Bl. Comm. 161.