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 London prison, famous as place for the imprisonment of debtors.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A place where the tide flows; a creek or inlet of water; a company of ships or navy ; a prison in London, (so called from a river or ditch formerly in its-vtcinity,) now abolished Ipy 5 & 6 Viet. c. 22.