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 personal favor granted by law contrary to the general rule. See 43 Ark. 42, 51 Am. Rep. 550.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An exemption from serving in an office or performing duties which the law generally requires other citizens to perform. Long v. Converse, 91 U. S. 113, 23 L. Ed. 233 ; Ex parte Levy, 48 Ark. 54, 51 Am. Rep. 550; Lonas v. State, 3 Heisk. (Tenn.) 306; Douglass v. Stephens, 1 Del. Ch. 476.