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 penny.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The chief sllver coin among the Romans, worth 8d.; it was the seventh part of a Roman ounce. Also an English penny. The denarius was first coined five years before the first Punic war, B. C. 269. In later times a copper coin was called "denarius." Smith, Diet Antiq.
    —Denarius Dei. (Lat "God's penny.") Earnest money; money given as a token of the completion of a bargain. It differs from arrlug in this: that arrhæ is a part of the consideration, while the denarius Dei is no part of it. The latter was given away in charity ; whence the name.
    —Denarius tertius comitatfis. In old English law. A third part or penny of the county paid to its earl, the other two parts being reserved to the crown.