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

    To make a gift; to convey.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    1. To transfer or yield to or bestow upon, another. One of the operative words in deeds of conveyance of real property, importing at common law, a warranty or covenant for quiet enjoyment during the lifetime of the grantor. Mack v. Patchin, 29 How. Prae. (N. Y.) 23; Young v. Hargrave, 7 Ohio, 69, pt. 2; Dow v. Lewis, 4 Gray (Mass.) 473.
    2. To bestow upon another gratuitously or without consideration. In their ordinary and familiar signification, the words "8611" and "give" have not the same meaning, but are commonly used to express different modes of transferring the right to property from one person to another. "To sell" means to transfer for a valuable consideration. while "in give" signifies to transfer gratuitously, without any equivalent. Parkinson v. State, 14 Md. 184, 74 Am. Dee, 522.
    —Give and bequeath. These words, in a will, import a benefit in point of right, to take effect upon the decease of the testator and proof of the will, unless it is made in terms to depend upon some contingency or condition precedent. Eldridge v. Eldridge, 9 Cush. (Mass.) 519.
    —Give bail. To furnish or put in bail or security for one's appearance
    —Give color. To admit an apparent or colorable right in the opposite party. See Color.
    — Give judgment. To render, pronounce, or declare the judgment of the court in an action at law; not spoken of a judgment obtained by confession. Schuster v. Rader, 13 Colo. 329, 22 Pac. 505.
    —Give notice. To communicate to another, in any proper or permissible legal manner, information or warning of an existing fact or state of facts or (more usually) of some intended future action. See O'Neil v. Dickson, 11 Ind. 254; In re Devlin, 7 Fed. Cas. 564; City Nat. Bank v. Williams, 122 Mass. 535.
    —Give time. The act of a creditor in extending the time for the payment or satisfaction of a claim beyond the time stipulated in the original contract. If done without the consent of the surety, indorser, or guarantor, it discharges him. Howell v. Jones, 1 Cromp. M. & R. 107; Shipman v. Kelley, 9 App. Div. 316, 41 N. Y. Supp. 339.
    —Give way. In the rules of navigation, one vessel is said to "give way" to another when she deviates from her course in such a manner and to such an extent as to allow the other to pass without altering her course. See Lockwood v. Lashell, 19 Pa. 350.