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

    One the office of which is to declare what shall he taken to be the true meaning and intent of a statute previously enacted. Black, Const. Law, (3d ed.) 89. And see Lindsay v. United States Sav. & Loan Co.., 120 Ala. 156, 24 South. 171, 42 L. R. A. 783.