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

    Held to include a child in utero. See 55 Ohio St. 478, 45 N. E. 720.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In existenco or life at a given moment of time, as, in the phrase "Ilfe or lives in being" in the rule against perpetuities. An unbarn child may, in some circumstances be considered as "in being." Phillips v. Herron, 55 Ohio St. 478, 45 N. E. 720; Hone v. Van Schaick, 3 Barb. Chi (N. Y.) 509.