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

    He is a lawful heir whom marriage points out as such ; who is born in wedlock. Co. Litt. 7 b; Bract, fol. 88; Fleta, lib. 6, c. 1; Broom, Max. 515.