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

    Fr. In French law. A tribunal. Le for interieur, the interior forum; the tribunal of conscience. Poth. Obi. pt. 1, c. 1, § 1, art 3, § 4.

  • For
    Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Instead of; on behalf of; in place of; as, where one signs a note or legal instrument "fur" another, this formula importing agency or authority. Emerson v. Hat Mfg. Co., 12 Mass. 240, 7 Am. Dec. 66; Donovan v. Welch, 11 N. D. 113, 90 N. W. 262; Wllks v. Black, 2 East, 142. During; throughout; for the period of; as, where a notice is required to be published "fur" a certain number of weeks or months. Wilson v. Northwestern Mut L. Ins. Co., 65 Fed. 39, 12 C. C. A. 505; Northrop v. Cooper, 23 Kan. 482. In consideration for; as an equivalent for; in exchange for; as where property is agreed to be given "for" other property or "for" services. Norton v. Woodruff, 2 N. Y. 153; Duncan v. Franklin Tp., 43 N. J. Eq. 143, 10 Atl. 546. Belonging to, exercising authority or functions within; as, where one describes himself as "a notary public in and for the said county."
    —For account of. This formula, used in an indorsement of a note or draft, introduces the name of the person entitled to receive the proceeds. Freiberg v. Stoddard, 161 Pa. 259, 28 Atl. 1111; White v. Miners' Nat. Bank, 102 U. S. 658, 26 L. Eld. 250.
    —For came. With reference to the power of removni from office, this term means some cause other than the will or pleasure of the removing authority, that is, some cause relating to the conduct, ability, fitness,' or competence of the officer. Hagerstown Street Com'rs v. Williams, 96 Md. 232, 53 Atl. 923; In re Nichole, 57 How Prac. (N. Y.) 404.
    —For collection. A form of indorsement on a note or check where it is not intended to transfer title to it or to give it credit or currency, but merely to authorize the transferree to collect the amount of it. Central R. Co. v. Bank, 73 Ga. 383; Sweeny v. Easter, 1 Wall. 166, 17 I. Eld. 681; Freiberg v. Stoddard, 161 Pa. 259, 28 Atl. 1111.
    —For that. In pleading. Words used to introduce the allegations of a declaration. "For that" is a positive allegation: "For that whereas" is a recital. Ham. N. P. 9.
    —For that whereas. In pleading. Formal words introducing the statement of the plaintiff's case, by way or recital, in his declaration, in all actions except trespass. 1 Instr. Cler. 170; 1 Burrill, Pr. 127. In trespass, where there was no recital, the expression used was, "For that." Id ; 1 Instr. Cler. 202.
    —For use.
    (1) For the benefit or advantage of another. Thus, where an assignee is obliged to sue In the name of his assignor, the suit is entitled "A. for use of B. v. C."
    (2) For enjoyment or employment without destruction. A loan "for use" la one in which the bailee has the right to use and enjoy the article, but without consuming or destroying it, in which respect it differs from a loan "for consumption.
    —For value. See' Holder.
    —For value received. See Value Received.
    —For whom it may concern. In a policy of marine or fire insurance, this phrase indicates that the insurance is taken for the benefit of nil persons (besides those named) who may have an insurable interest in the subject.