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

    An extract from a record.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    n. (From Lat. extractum.) In English law. A copy or extract from the book of estreats, that is, the rolls of any court, in which the amercements or fines, recognizances, etc., imposed or taken by that court upon or from the accused, are set down, and which are to be levied by the bailiff or other officer of the court. Cowell; Brown. A forfeited recognizance token out from among the other records for the purpose of being sent up to the exchequer, that the parties might be sued thereon, was said to be estreated. 4 Bl. Comm. 253. And see Louisiana Society v. Cage, 45 La. Ann. 1394, 14 South. 422.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    v. To take out a forfeited recognizance from the records of a court, and return it to the court of exchequer, to be prosecuted. See Estreat, n.