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

    (Spanish) A surety; obligation. See 57 N. J. L. Ill, 30 Atl. 593.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Sp. In Spanish law, trust, confidence, and correlatively a legal duty or obligation arising therefrom. The term is sufficiently broad In meaning to include both a general obligation and a restricted liability under a single instrument Martinez v. Run-kle, 57 N. J. Law, 111, 30 Atl. 593. But in a special sense, it designates a surety or guarantor or the contract or engagement of suretyship.