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 Mexican law. The desamortizacion of property is to take it ont of mortmain, (dead hands;) that is, to unloose it from the grasp, as it were, of ecolesiastical or civil corporatione. The term has no equivalent in English. Hall, Mex. Law, ยง 749.