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

    Doves are animals feræ natures, and not the subject of larceny uniess they are in the owner's custody; as, for example, in a dove-house or when in the nest before they can fly. Com. v. Chace, 9 Pick. (Mass.) 15, 19 Am. Dec. 348; Ruckman v. Outwater, 28 N. J. Law, 581.