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

    The interest of the creditor in land conveyed to him under the statute. See 2 Bl. Comm. 160.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An estate whereby the creditor, under the custom of London, retained the possession of all his debtor's lands until his debts were paid. 1 Greent Cruise, Dig. 515. See Statute Merchant.