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

    Near death; about to die. See 7 Johns. (N. Y.) 95.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In extremity; in the last extremity; in the last illness. 2 Bl. Comm. 375, 500; Prince v. Hazleton, 20 Johns. (N. Y.) 502, 11 Am. Dec. 307. Agens in extremis, being in extremity. Bract, fol. 373b. Declarations in extremis, dying declarations. 1 Greenl. Ev. ยง 156; Wilson v. Boerem, 15 Johns. (N. Y.) 286.