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

    Regularly; according to law. See 224 111. 218, 8 Ann. Cas. 123, 79 N. E. 639.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In due or proper form or manner; according to legal requirements. Regularly; upon a proper foundation, as distinguished from mere form.. Robertson v. Perkins, 129 U. S. 233, 9 Sup.Ct 279, 32 I Ed. 686; Brownell v. Greenwich, 114 N. Y. 518, 22 N. E. 24, 4 In R. A. 685 ; Lethbridge v. New York (Super. N. Y.) 15 ,N. Y. Supp. 562; Allen v. Pancoast, 20 N. J. Law, 74; Van Arsdale v. Van Arsdale, 26 N. J. Law, 423; Dunning v. Coleman, 27 La. Ann. 48; Young v. Wright, 52 Cal. 410; White v. Johnson, ,27 Or. 282, 40 Pac. 511, 50 Am. St Rep. 726.