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

    Free; a freeman.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    L. Lat. Free; a freeman; a Frank. Spelman.
    —Franens bancus. Free bench, (q. v.)
    — Francus homo. In old European law. A free man. Domesday.
    —Francus plegius. In old English law. A frank pledge, or free pledge. See Frank-Pledge.
    —Francus teuens. A freeholder. See Frank-Tenement.