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

    An instrument for measuring the density of fluids. Being immersed in fluids, as in water, brine, beer, brandy, etc., it determines the proportion of their density or their specific gravity, and thence their quality. See Rev. St. U. S. ยง 2918 (U. S. Comp. SL 1901, p. 1927.)