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 and Scotch law. Literally, to put out of a family, (forts familiam ponere.) To portion off a son, so that he could have no further claim upon his father. Gianv. lib. 7, c. 3. To emancipate, or free from paternal authority.