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

    Determination; termination; maturity.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Cessation; termination from mere lapse of time; as the expiration of a lease or statute, and the like. Marshall v. Rugg, 6 Wyo. 270, 45 Pac. 486, 33 In R. A. 679; Bowman v. Foot, 29 Conn. 338; Stuart v. Hamilton, 66 III. 255; Farnum v. Platt, 8 Pick. (Mass.) 341, 19 Am. Dec. 330.