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

    Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen, including wild bees and fish. Am. & Eng. Ency. See 51 S. C. 51, 38 L. R. A. 561, 28 S. E. 15.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    1. Birds and beasts of a wild nature, obtained by fowling and hunting. Bacon, Abe, See Co.olidge v. Choate, 11 Mete. (Mass.) 79. The term is said to include (in England) hares, pheasants, partridges, grouse, heath or moor game, black game, and bustards. Brown. See 1 & 2 Wm. IV. c. 32.
    -Game-keeper. One who has the care of keeping and preserving the game on an estate, being appointed thereto by a lord of a manor.
    —Game-laws. Laws passed for the preservation of game. They usually forbid the killing of specified game during certain season
    2. A sport or pastime, played with cards, dice, or other appliances or contrivancos. See Gaming.
    —Game of chance. One in which the result, as to success or failure, depends less upon the skill and experience of the player than upon purely fortuitous or accidental circumstances, incidental to the game or the manner of playing it or the device or apparatus with which it is played, but not under the control of the player. A game of skill, on the other hand, although the element of chance necessarily cannot be entirely .eliminated, is one in which success depends principally upon the superior knowledge, attention, experience, and skill of the player, whereby the elements of luck or chance in the game are overcome, improved, or turned to his advantage. People v. Lavin, 179 N. Y. 164, 7l N. B. 753, 66 Li. R. A. 601; Stearnes v. State, 21 Tex. 692; Harless v. U. S., Morris (Iowa) 172; Wortham v. State, 59 Miss. 182; State v. Gupton, 30 N. C. 271.