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

    In old English practice, A roli into which (in the old way of exhibiting sheriffs' accounts) the illevia-ble fines and desperate debts were transcribed, and which was annually read to the sheriff upon his accounting, to see what might be gotten. Cowell.