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 fraudulent representation of an existing or past fact by one wh'o knows it untrue to induce one to whom it is made to part with something of value. See 66 Cal. 10, 56 Am. Rep. 73, 4 Pac. 768, 773.