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

    Same as Denuncia.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Spanish and Mexican law. A denouncement was a judicial proceeding, and, though real property might be acquired by an alien in fraud of the law,—that is, without observing its requirements,—he nevertheless retained his right and title to it, but was liable to be deprived of it by the proper proceeding of denouncement, which in its substantive characteristics was equivalent to the inquest of office found, at common law. De Merle v. Mathews, 26 Cal. 477. The "denouncement of a new work" is a proceeding to obtain an order of court, in the nature of an injunction, against the construction of a new building or other work, which, if completed, would injuriously affect the plaintiff's property. Von Schmidt v. Huntington, 1 Cal. 55. In Mexican mining law. Denouncement is an application to the authorities for a grant of the right to work a mine, either on the ground of new discovery, or on ithe ground of forfeiture of the rights of a former owner, through abandonment or contravention of the mining law. Cent. Diet. See Castillero v. U. S., 2 Black, 109, 17 It. Ed. 360.