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

    A breaking or breaking up; a fragment or broken part; a portion of a thing, less than the whole. Jory v. Palace Dry Goods Co., 30 Or. 196, 46 Pac. 786.
    —Fraction of a day. A portion of a day. The dividing a day. Generally, the law does not allow the fraction of a day. 2 Bl. Com 141.