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

    To hold; consider; adjudge; condemn. Cory v. Spencer, 67 Kan. 648, 73 Pan. 920, 63 L. R. A. 275; Blaufus v. Pcople, 69 N. Y. Ill, 25 Am. Rep. 148; U. S. v. Doherty (D. C.) 27 Fed. 730; Leonard v. Grant (C. G.) 5 Fed. 11. When, by statute, certain acts are "deemed" to be a crime of a particular nature, they are such crime, and not a semblance of it, nor a mere fanciful approximation to or designation of the offense. Coin. v. Pratt, 132 Mass. 247.