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

    A word of futurity, which, as employed in legal documents, statutes, and the like, always imports a continuity of action or condition from the present time forward, but excludes all the past Thomson v. American Surety Co., 170 N. Y. 109, 62 N. E. 1073 ; Opinion of Chief Justice, 7 Pick. (Mass.) 128, note.