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 inclosure; a defense; a place where stolen goods are received; the keeper of such a place; to deliver stolen goods at such a place; to try to evade questions in giving testimony.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    n. A hedge, structure or partition, erected for the purpose of inclosing a piece of land or to divide a piece of land into distinct portions or to separate two contiguous estates. See Kimball v. Carter, 95 Va. 77, 27 S. E. 823, 38 L R. A. 570; Estes v. Railroad Co., 63 Me. 309; Allen v. Tobias, 77 111. 171.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    v. In old Scotch law. To defend or protect by formalities. To "fence a court" was to open it in due form, and interdict all manner of persons from disturbing their proceedings. This was called "fencing," q. d., defending or protecting the court