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

    Money expended by an executor, guardian, trustee, etc., for the benefit of the estate in his hands or in connection with its administration. The term is also used under the codes of civil procedure, to designate the expenditures necessarily made by a party in the progress of an action, aside from the fees of officers and court costs, which are allowed, eo nomine, together with costs. Fertilizer Co. v. Glenn, 48 S. C. 494, 26 S. E. 796; De Cham-brun v. Cox, 60 Fed. 479, 9 C. G A. 86; Bil-yeu v. Smith, 18 Or. 335, 22 Pan. 1073.