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


  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An ancient general term for any sort of pecunia numerata or ready money. . The French use the word "denier" in the same sense,—payer de sea propres denier.
    —Denarii de caritate. In English law. Customary oblations made to a cathedral church at Pentecost
    —Denarii S. Petri. (Commonly called "Peter's Pence.") An annual payment on St. Peter's feast of a penny from every family to the pope, during the time that the Roman Catholic religion was established in England.