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 withhold land from the true owner. See 17 Conn. 201, 42 Am. Dec. 735.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law. To withhold wrongfully; to withhold the possession of lands from one who is lawfully entitled to them. 3 Bl. Comm. 172; Phelps v. Baldwin, 17 Conn. 212. In Scotch law. To resist the execution of the law; to oppose by force a publlc officer in the execution of hls duty. Bell.