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

    A distributive adjective pronoun, which denotes or refers to every one of the persons or things mentioned; every one of two or more persons or things, composing the whole, separately considered. The effect of this word, used in the covenants of a bond, is to create a several obligation. Seiler v. State, 160 Ind. 605, 67 N. H. 448; Knickerbocker v. People, 102 III. 233; Costi-gan v. Lunt, 104 Mass. 219.