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

    Supplies; a tenant’s right to take wood for fuel and repairs; the family allowance of a felon’s wife and children during his imprisonment; alimony of a divorcee. See 64 Am. Dec. 367, note.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An allowance made to a person out of an estate or other thing for hls or her support, as for food and raiment. An allowance (more commonly called "alimony") granted to a woman divorced a mensa et thoro, for her support out of her husband's estate. 1 Bl. Comm. 441. The right or privilege which a tenant has to furnish himself with so much wood from the demised premises as may be sufficient or necessary for his fuel, fences, and other agricultural operations. 2 Bl. Comm. 35; Woodf. Landl. & Ten. 232; Zimmerman v. Shreeve, 59 Md. 363; Lawrence v. Hunter, 9 Watts (Pa.) 78; Livingston v. Reynolds, 2 Hill (N. Y.) 159.
    —Common of estovers. A liberty of taking necessary wood for the use or furniture of a house or farm from off another's estate, in common with the owner or with others. 2 Bl. Comm. 35.