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

    From a base cause no action arises. See 132 111. 342, 22 Am. St. Rep. 531, 8 L, R. A. oil, 24 N. E. 71

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Out of a base [illegal, or immoral] consideration, an action does [can] not arise. 1 Selw. N. P. 63; Broom, Max. 730, 732; Story, Ag. ยง 195.'