Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • If
    Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In deeds and wllls, this word, as a rule, implies a condition precedent, unless it be controlled by other words. 2 Crabb, Reni Prop. p. 809, ยง 2152; Sutton v. West, 77 N. C. 431.