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

    To liquidate or render certain. To fasten a liability upon one. To transform a possible or contingent liability into a present and definite liability. Zimmerman v. Canfield, 42 Ohio St. 468: Polk v. Minnehaha County, 5 Dak. 129, 37 N. W. 93; Lo-gansport & W. V. Gas. Co. v. Peru (C. O.) 89 Fed. 187.
    —Fixed belief or opinion. As ground for rejecting a furor, this phrase means a settled belief or opinion which would so strongly influence the mind of the juror and his decision in the case that he could not exclude it from his mind and render a verdict solely in accordance with the law and the evidence. Bales v. State, 65 Ala. 30 ; Curley v. Com., 84 Pa. 156; Staup v. Com., 74 Pa. 461.
    —Fixed salary. One which is definitely ascertained and prescribed as to amount and time of payment, and does not depend upon the receipt of fees or other contingent emoluments; not necessarily a salary which cannot be changed by competent authority. Sharpe v. Robertson, 5 Grat. (Vat) 518; Hedrick v. U. S., 16 Ct. Cl. 101.
    —Fixing bail. In practice. Rendering absolute the liability of special bail.