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

    A defect; an insufficiency.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. Defect; default; want; imperfection; disqualification.
    —Challenge propter defectnm. A chnilenge to a juror on account of some legal disqualification, such as infancy, etc. See Challenge.
    —Defectns sanguinis. Failure of the blood, i. e., failure or want of issue.