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

    Of the same nature or kind. See 112 Minn. 52, 21 Ann. Cas. 679, 30 L. R. A. (N. S.) 335, 127 N. W. 444. Ejusdem negotii. Of the same transaction.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Of the same kind, class or nature. In statutory construction, the "ejusdem generis rule" is that where general words follow an enumeration of persons or things, by words of a particular and specific meaning, such general words are not to be construed in their widest extent, but are to be held as applying only to persons or things of the same general kind or class as those specifically mentioned. Black, Interp. Laws, 141; Co.tshaw v. Denver, 19 Colo. App. 341, 75 Pac. 22; Ex parte Le-land, 1 Nott & McC. (S. C.) 462; Spalding . People, 172 In. 40, 49 N. E. 993.