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

    Lap; bosom.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. The bosom or breast; hence, derivatively, safeguard or protection. In finglish law, an estate which is in abeyance is said to be in gremo legis; that is, in the protection or keeping of the law.