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

    An image fixed on the mind; a belief. See 22 U. S. 483, 6 L. Ed. 140.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A "case of the first impression" is one without a precedent; one presenting a wholly new state of facts; one involving a question never before determined.