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

    Ample; complete; perfect; not wanting in any essential. See 44 Ala. 506.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Ample; complete; perfect; mature; not wanting In any essential quality. Mobile School Com'ra v. Putnam, 44 Ala. 537; Reed v. Hazleton, 37 Kan. 321, 15 Pac. 177; Quinn v. Donovan, 85 III. 195.
    —Full age. The age of legal majority, twenty-one years at common law, twenty-five in the civil law. 1 Bl. Comm. 463; Inst. 1, 23, pr.
    —Full answer. In pleading. A complete and meritorious answer; one not wanting in any essential requisite. Bentley v. Cleaveland, 22 Ala. 817; Durham v. Moore, 48 Kan. 135, 29 Pac. 472.
    —Full blood. A term of relation, denoting descent from the same couple. Brothers and sisters of full blood are those who are bam of the same father and mother, or, as Justinian calls them, "ex utroque parente conjuncti." Nov. 118, cc. 2, 3; Mackeld. Rom. Law, § 145. The more usual term in modern law is "whole blood," (q. v.)
    —Full copy. In equity practice. A complete and unabbreviated transcript of a bill or other pleading, with ali indorsements, and including a copy of all exhibits. Finley v. Hunter, 2 Strob. Eq. (S. C.) 210, note.
    —Full court. In practice. A court in bona A court duty organized with all the judges preaent.
    —Full covenants. See COVENANT.
    —Full defense. In pleading. The formula of defense in a plea, stated at length and without abbreviation, thuB: "And the said C. D., by ES. F., his attorney, comes and defends the force (or wrong) and injury when and where it shall behoove him, and the damages, and whatsoever else he ought to defend, and says," etc. Steph. Pi. p. 481.
    —Fnll faith and credit. In the constifutional provision that full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state, this phrase means that a judgment or record shall have the same faith, credit, conclusive effect, and obligatory force in other states as it has by law or usage in the state from whence taken. Christmas v. Russell, 5 Wall. 302. 18 L. Ed. 475; McElmoyle v. Cohen, 13 Pet. 326, 10 It. Ed. 177; Gibbons v. Livingston, 6 N. J. Law, 275; Brengle v. McClellan, 7 Gill & J. (Md.) 438.
    —Full indorsement. See Indorsement.
    —Fnll jurisdiction. Complete jurisdiction over a given subject-matter or class of actions (as, in equity) without any exceptions or reservations. Bank of Mississippi v. Duncan. 52 Miss. 740.
    —Fnll life. Life in fact and in law. See In Full Life.
    —Full proof. In the civil law. Proof by two witnesses, or a public instrument. Hallifax, Civil Law, b. 3, c. 9, nn. 25, 30; 3 Bl. Comm. 370. Evidence which satisfies the minds of the jury of the truth of the fact in dispute, to the entire exclusion of every reasonable doubt. Kane v. Hibernia Mut. F. Ins. Co., 38 N. J. Law, 450, 20 Am. Rep. 409.
    —Full right. The union of a good title with actual possession.