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

    Four inches.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A measure of length equal to four inches, used in measuring the height of horses. A person's signature. In old English law. An oath. For the meaning of the terms "strong hand" and "clean hands," sce those titles.