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. A fine for refusing military service, (mulcta detrectantis militiam.) Spelman. A fine imposed for murder committed in the army; an acquittance of such flne. Fleta, 11b. 1, e. 47.