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

    (Sax. From dom, judgment, and bee, hoc, a book.) Dome-book or doom-book. A name given among the Saxons to a code of laws. Several of the Saxon kings published dorribocs, but the most important one was that attributed to Alfred. Crabb, Com. Law, 7. This is sometimes confounded with the celebrated Domesday-Book. See Dome-Book, Domes-dat.