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

    The words "ditch" and "drain" have no technical or exact meaning. They both may mean a hollow space in the ground, natural or artificial, where water is collected or passes off. Goldthwait v. East Bridgewater, 5 Gray (Mass.) 64; Wetmore v. Flake, 15 In I. 354, 5 All. 375.