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

    Any proceeding entitled to precedence on a court calendar. See 135 Ga. 339, Ann. Cas. 1912A, 144, 31 L. R. A. (N. S.) 1057, 69 S. E. 593.