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

    (Spanish) A right; a lawful claim.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Spanish law. Law or right. Derecho cotnun, common law. The civil law is so called. A right. Derechos, rights. Also, specifically, an impost laid upon goods or provisions or upon persons or lands, by way of tax or contribution. Noe v. Card, 14 Cal. 576, 608.