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

    Same as Hangwite.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Sax. In old English law. An acquittance from a fine for hanging a thief. Fleta, lib. 1, a 47, ยง 17.