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

    Difference of opinion or want of uniformity or concurrence of views; as, a disagreement among the members of a jury, among the judges of a court or between arbitrators. Darnell v. Lyon, 85 Tex. 466, 22 S. W. 304; Insurance Co. v. Doying, 55 N. J. Law, 569, 27 Atl. 927; Fow-ble v. Insurance Co., 106 Mo. App. 527, 81 S. W. 485. In real property law. The refusal by a grantee, lessee, etc., to accept an estate, lease, etc., made to him ; the annulling of a thing that had essence before. No estate can be vested in a person against his will. Consequently no one can become a grantee, etc., without his agreement. The law implies such an agreement until the contrary is shown, but his disagreement renders the grant, etc., inoperative. Wharton.