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


  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. During. A word of limitation in old conveyances. Co. Litt 234b.
    —Durante absentia. During absence. In some jurisdictions, administration of a decedent's estate is said to be granted durante ab-sdntia in cases where the absence of the proper proponents of the will, or of an executor, delays or imperils the settlement of the estate.
    —Durante bene placito. During good pleasure. The ancient tenure of English judges was durante bene placito. 1 Bl. Comm. 267, 342.
    — Durante minore aetate. During minority. 2 Bl. Comm. 503; 5 Coke, 29, 30. Words taken from the old form of letters of administration. 5 Coke, ubi supra.
    —Durante viduitate. During widowhood. 2 Bl. Comm. 124. Durante casta vidmtate, during chaste widowhood. 10 East, 520.
    —Durante virginitate. During virginity, (so long as she remains unmarried.)
    —Durante vita. During life.