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 system of land tenure having its origin in tho customs of the tribes which overran the territory of the Roman. Empire. See 2 Bl. Comm. 44. See, also, 23 Am. & Eng. Ency. of Law, 2d ed., 935.