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

    A supposition. See 105 Cal. 335, 38 Pac. 945.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A supposition, assumption or theory; a thcory set up by the prosecution, on a criminal trial or by the defense, as an explanation of the facts in evidence, and a ground for inferring guilt or innocence, as the case may be or as indicating a probable or possible motive for the crime.