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

    Branded criminals.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Roman law. Criminals who had bcen marked in the face or on the body with fire or an iron, so that the mark could not be erased, and subsequently manumitted. Calvin.