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 court proceeding used as a means of transferring land in England, usually a fictitious action, was abolished by statute in 1833, and was often used to defeat an estate-tail. See 6 N. Y. 467, 57 Am. Dec. 470.