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

    An association of factors formed for their common welfare.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law. The term Includes ali buildings and premises wherein or within the close or curtilage of which, steam, water or any mechanical power ls used to move or work any machinery employed In preparing, manufacturing or finishing cotton, wool, hair, silk, flax, hemp, jute or tow. So defined by the statute 7 Viet c. 15, § 73. By lster acts this definition has bcen extended to various other manufacturing places. Mozley & Whitley. Also a place where a considerable number of factors reside, in order to negotiate for their masters or employers. Enc. Brit. In American law. The word "factory" does not necessarily mean a single building or edifice, but may apply to several, where they are used in connection with each other, for a common purpose, and stand together in the same inclosure. Liebenstein v. Insurance Co.., 45 III. 303. And see Insurance Co. v. Brock, 57 Pa. 82; Hemischel v. Texas Drug Co., 26 Tex. Civ. App. 1, 61 S. W. 419; Schott v. Harvey, 105 Pa. 227, 51 Am. Rep. 201. In Scotch law. This name ls given to a species of contract or employment which falls under the general designation of "agency," but which partakes both of the nature of a mandate and of a bailment of the kind called "locatio ad operandum." 1 Bell, Comm. 259.
    —Factory prices. The prices at which goods may be bought at the factories, as distinguished from the prices of goods bought in the market after they have passed into the hands of third persons or shop-keepera. Whipple v. Lev-ett, 2 Mason, 90, Fed. Cas. No. 17,518.