Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English law. The king's fines. Fines formerly payable to the king for any contempt or offense, as where one committed any trespass or falsely denied his own deed or did anything in contempt of law. Termes de la Ley.