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

    1 Phil. Ev. 307. We have the best witness,—a confessing defendant "What is taken pro confesso is taken as indubitable truth. The plea of guilty by the party accused shuts out ali further inquiry. Habemus confitentem reum is demonstration, unless indirect motives can be assigned to it." 2 Hagg. Eccl. 315.