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

    Lat. In old English law.
    (1) Exile; banishment from one's country.
    (2) Driving away; despoiling. The name of a species of waste, which censisted in driving away tenants or vassals from the estate; as by demolishing buildings, and so cempell-ing the tenants to leave, or by enfranchising the bond-servants, and unlawfully turning them out of their tenements. Fleta, 1. 1, c. 9.