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

    Fr. In French law. An expression employed to denote that an indorsement made in favor of a person does not transfer to him the property in the bill of exchange, buf' merely constitutes an authority to such person to recover the amount of the bill. Arg. Fr. Merc. Law, 558 identify it as an act of legislation proceeding from the proper legislative authority. Various formulas are used for this clause, such as "Be it enacted by the people of the state of Illinois represented in general assembly," "Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled," "The general assembly do enact," eta State v. Patterson. 98 N. C. 660, 4 S. E. 350; Pearce v. Vittum, 193 111. 192, 61 N. E. 1116; Territory v. Bums, 6 Mont. 72, 9 Pac. 432.