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

    To deny.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To prohibit or forbid. To deny. To contest and endeavor to defeat a claim or demand made against one in a court of justice. Boehmer v. Irrigation Dist, 117 Cal. 19, 48 Pac. 908. To oppose, repel or resist. In covenants of warranty In deeds, it means to protect, to maintain or keep secure, to guaranty, to agree to indemnify.