Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Spanish law. The denouncement of a new work; being a proceeding to restrain the erection of some new work, as, for instance, a bullding which may, if completed, injuriously affect the property of the complainant; it is of a character similar to the interdicts of possession. Escriche; Von Schmidt v. Huntington, 1 Cal. 63.