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

    A dishonest transaction in relation to public or official acts. See 55 Wash. 69, 133 Am. St. Rep. 1016, 19 Ann. Cas. 1077, 104 Pac. 181. Also, the improvement of a mortgagee title by the mortgagorā€™s subsequently acquired title. See 9 Mass. 34, 6 Am. Dec. 22.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A term used In equity to denote the confirmation, by relation back, of the right of a mortgagee in premises to which, at the making of the mortgage, the mortgagor had only an imperfect title, but to which the latter has since acquired a good title.