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 records. A fraternity, brotherhbod or society of religious persens, who were mutually bound to pray for the good health and Ilfe, etch of their llving brethren, and the souls of those that were dead. Cowell.