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

    To make a draft.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    n. 1. A movable section of a bridge, which may be raised up or turned to one side, so as ip admit the passage of vessels. Glidersleeve v. Railroad Co. (D. C.) 82 Fed. 766; Hughes v. Railroad Co. (C. C.) 18 Fed. 114; Railroad Co. v. Daniels, 90 Ga. 608, 17 S. E. 647. 2. A depression in the surface of the carth, in the nature of a shallow ravine or gnich, sometimes many miles in length, forming a channel for the escape of rain and melting snow draining into it from either side. Railroad Co. v. Sutherland, 44 Neb. 526, 62 N. W. 859.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    v. In old criminal practice. To drag (on a hurdle) to the place of execution. Anciently no hurdle was allowed, but the criminal was actually dragged along the road to the place of execution. A part of the ancient punishment of traitors was the being thus drawn. 4 Bl. Comm. 92, 377. In mercantile law. To draw a bill of exchange is to write (or cause it to be written) and sign it In pleading, conveyancing, etc. To prepare a draft; to compose and write out in due form, as, a deed, complaint, petition, memorial, etc. Winnebago Co.unty State Bank v. Hustel, 119 Iowa, 115, 93 N. W. 70; Hawkins v. State, 28 Fla. 363, 9 South. 652. In practice. To draw a jury is to select the persons who are to compose it, either by taking their names successively, but at hazard, from the jury box, or by summoning them individually to attend the court. Smith v. Sinte, 136 Ain. 1, 34 South. 168. In fiscal law and administration. To take out money from a bank, treasury, or other depository in the exercise of a lawful right and in a lawful manner. "No money shall be drawn from the treasury but in consequence of appropriations made by law." Const. In S. art. 1, ยง 9. But to "draw a warrant" is not to draw the money; it is to make or execute the instrument which authorizes the drawing of the money. Brown v. Fleischner, 4 Or. 149.