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 a constitutional provision that no person shall be "deprived of his property" without due process of law, this word is equivalent to the term "take," and denotes a taking altogether, a seizure, a direct appropriation, dispossession of the owner. Sharpless v. Philadelphia, 21 Pa. 167, 59 Am. Dec. 759; Wynehamer v. People, 13 N. Y. 467; Munn v. People, 69 III. 88; Grant v. Courier, 24 Barb. (N. Y.) 238.