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

    False description does not injure or vitiate, provided the thing or person intended has once bcen sufficiently described. Mere false description does not make an instrument inoperative. Broom, Max. 629 ; 6 Term, 676; 11 Mees. & W. 189; Clcaveland v. Smith, 2 Story, 291, Fed. Cas. No. 2,874.