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

    In old English law. A contrivance or structure for draining waters out of the land into the sea. Callis describes goats as "usual engines erected and bullt with portcullises and doors of timber and stone or brick, invented first in Lower Germany." Callis, Sewers, (91,) 112, 113. Cowell defines "gote," a ditch, sewer or gutter.