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

    In Spanish law. A written instrument. Every deed that is made by the hand of a public escribano or notary of a corporation or council (concejo,) or scaled with the seal of the king or other authorized persons. White, New Recop. b. 3, tit 7, c. 5.