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

    A term used in old English law, generally in connection with waste, and having, according to some, the same meaning. 1 Reeve, Eng. Law, 385 ; 3 Bl. Comm. 223. Britton, however, makes a distinction between waste of woods and destruction of houses. Britt c. 66.