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

    Malice; a division of ore among miners; a share.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A part or portion of a meadow is so calied; and the word has the general signification of share, portion; or the like; as "to dole out" anything among so many poor persons, meaning to deal or distribute in portions to them. Holthouse. In Scotch law. Criminal intent; evil design. Bell, Diet. voc. "Crime."