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

    A covenant; a contract.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old European law. A contract or formal agreement; but particularly used in the Lombardlc and Visigothic laws to denote a marriage contract or a will.