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

    The address to the court in a bill of equity; a court's instruction to a jury; control.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    1. The act of governing; management; superintendence. Also the body of persons (calied "directors") who are charged with the management and administration of a corporation or Institution.
    2. The charge or Instruction given by the court to a jury upon a point of law arising or involved in the case, to be by them applied to the facts in evidence.
    3. The clause of a bill in equity containing the address of the blll to the court