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

    Some person or thing belonging to another country. See 30 U. S. 1, 8 L. Ed. 25.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Belonging to another nation or country; belonging or attached to another jurisdiction; made, done or rendered in another state or Jurisdiction; subject to another jurisdiction; operating or solvable in another territory; extrinsic; outside; extraordinary.
    —Foreign answer. In old English practice. An answer which was not triable in the county where it was made. (St 15 Hen. VI. c. 5.) Blount.
    —Foreign apposer. An officer in the exchequer who examines the sheriff's estreat, comparing them with the records, and apposeth (interrogates) the sheriff what he says to each particniar sum therein. 4 Inst. 107; Blount; Cowell.
    —Foreign bought and sold. A custom in London which, being found prejudicial to sellers of cattle in Smithfield, was abolished. Wharton.
    —Foreign coins. Coins issued as money under the authority of a foreign government. As to their valuation in the United States, see Rev. St U. S. §§ 3564, 3565 (U. S. Comp. St. 1901, pp. 2375, 2376).
    —Foreign eonrts. The courts of a foreign state or nation. In the United States, this term is frequently applied to the courts of one of the states when their judgments or records are introduced in the courts of another.
    —Foreign Dominion. In English law this means a country which at one time formed part of the dominions of a foreign state or potentate, but which by conquest or cession has become a part of the dominions of the British crown. 5 Best & S. 290.
    —Foreign enlistment act. The statute 59 Geo. III. c. 69, prohibiting the enlistment, as a soldier or sailor, in any foreign service. 4 Steph. Comm. 226. A later and more stringent act is that of 33 & 34 Viet. c. 90.
    —Foreign exchange. Drafts drawn on a foreign state or country.
    —Foreign-going ship. By the English merchant shipping act, 1854, (17 & 18 Viet. c. 104,) § 2, any ship employed in trading, going between some place or places in the United Kingdom and some place or places situate beyond the following limits, that is to say: The coasts of the Uhited Kingdom, the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Sark, Alderney, and Man. and the continent of Europe, between the river Elbe and Brest, inclusive. Home-trade ship includes every ship employed in trading and going between places within the last-mentioned limits.
    —Foreign matter. In old practice. Matter triable or done in another county. Cowell.
    —Foreign office. The department of state through which the English sovereign communicates with foreign powers. A secretary of state is at its head. Till the middle of the last century, the functions of a secretary of state as to foreign and home questions were not disunited.
    —Foreign service, in feudal law, was that whereby a mesne lord held of another, without the compass of his own fee, or that which the tenant performed either to his own lord or to the lord paramount out of the fee. (Kitch. 299 ) Foreign service seems also to be used for knight's service, or escuage uncertain. (Perk. 650.) Jacob. As to foreign "Administrator," "Assignment," "Attachment," "Bili of Exchange," "Charity," "Co.mmerce," "Corporation," "Co.unty," "Creditor," "Divorce," "Document," "Domiclle," "Factor," "Judgment," "Jurisdiction," "Jury," "Minister," "Pica," "Port," "State," "Vessel," and "Voyage," see those titles.