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

    To obtain by asking.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English practice. To obtain by request, as a writ or privllege. Bract, fols. 57, 172b. This application of the word seems to be derived from the civil law. Calvin.