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

    And others; and other things; and so on. In its abbreviated form (etc.) this phrase is frequently affixed to one of a series of articles or names to show that others are Intended to follow or understood to be included. So, after reciting the initiatory words of a set formula or a clause already given in full, etc. is added, as an abbreviation, for the sake of convenience. See Lathers v. Keogh, 39 Hun (N. Y.) 579; Com. v. Ross, 6 Serg. & R. (Pa.) 428; In re Schouler, 134 Mass. 426; High Court v. Schweitzer, 70 111. App. 143.