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 acquire by labor. Elder brethren. The Masters of Trinity House, a body in charge of English buoys and lighthouses. Electa una via, non datur recursus ad alteram. Having chosen one course, he is not allowed to return to the other.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old European law. To gain, acquire or purchase, as by labar and industry.