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

    Adherence to forms and customs.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The conditions, in regard to method, order, arrangement, use of technical expressions, performance of specific acts, etc., which are required by the law in the making of contracts or conveyances or in the taking of legal proceedings, to insure their validity and regularity. Succession of Seymour, 48 La. Ann. 993, 20 South. 217.