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

    Bad or defective as a matter of law.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Involving error; deviating from the law. This term is never used by courts or law-writers as designating a corrupt or evll act. Thompson v. Doty, 72 Ind. 338.