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

    May mean either a degree of removal in computing descents or a single succession of living beings in natural descent McMillan v. School Committee, 107 N. C. 609, 12 S. E. 330, 10 In R. A. 823.