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

    One entitled to fruits and profits; a lessee.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. In the civil law. One who had the usufruct of a thing; i. e„ the use of the fruits, profits or increase, as of land or animals. Inst. 2, 1, 36, 38. Bracton applies it to a lessee, fermor or farmer of land or one who held lands ad firmam, for a farm or term. Bract fol. 261.