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

    In the custody of the law; under the control of the court. See 31 Neb. 811, 28 Am. St. Rep. 539, 48 N. W. 818.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the custody or keeping of the law. 2 Steph. Comm. 74.