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

    One of the titles of an English king or queen.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A peculiar title belonging to the sovereign of England, as that of "Catholic" to the king of Spain, and that of "Most Christian" to the king of Franca These titles were originally given by the popes of Rome; and that of Defensor Fidei was first cohferred by Pope Leo X. on King Henry VIII., as a reward for writing against Martin Luther; and the bull for it bears date quinto Idus Octob., 1521. Enc. Lond.