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

    This signifies both the act of doing a thing and the being under contract or orders to do It. U. S. v. Morris, 14 Pet. 475, 10 L. Ed. 543; In S. v. The Catharine, 2 Paine, 721, Fed. Cas. No. 14,755.