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

    The condition before the law or the social status, of a bastard; the state or condition of one whose parente were not intermarried at the time of his birth. Mliler v. Miller, 18 Hub (N. Y.) 509; Brown v. Belmarde, 3 Kan. 52.