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

    Crops; progeny; profit. See 83 Fed. (U. S.) 964.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    (1) The produce of land;
    (2) the offspring of animals.
    —Increase, affidavit of. Affidavit of payment of increased costs, produced on taxation.
    —Increase, costs of. In English law. It was formerly a practice with the jury to award to the successful party in an action the nominal sum of 40s. only for his costs; and the court assessed, by their own officer the actual amount of the successful party's costs; and the amount so assessed, over and abave the nominal sum awarded by the jury, was thence calied "costs of increase." Lush, Com. Law Pr. 775. The practice has now wholly ceased. Rapal. & Law.