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

    In Saxon law. Malice; open and deadly hostility; deadly feud. The word designated the enmity between the family of a murdered man and that of his murderer, which was recognized, among the Teutonic peoples, as justification for vengeance taken by any one of the former upon any one of the latter.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Span. In Spanish law. The slope or skirt of a hili. Fossat v. United States, 2 Wall. 673, 17 In Ed. 739.