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

    Without counsel in the conduct of one’s action or defense.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A party, plaintiff or defendant, who sues out a writ or other process or appears to conduct his case in court himself, instead of through a solicitor or counsel, is said to act and appear in person.