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

    To become subject to or liable for by act or operation of law. See 14 Barb. (N. Y) 202.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Men contract debts; they incur liabilities. In the one case, they act affirmatively ; in the other, the liability is incurred or cast upon them by act or operation of law. "Incur" means something 'bsyond contracts, —something not embraced in the word "debts." Crandall v. Bryan, 5 Abb. Prae. (N. Y.) 169; Beekman v. Van Dolsen, 70 Hun, 288, 24 N. Y. Supp. 414; Ashe v. Young, 68 Tex. 123, 3 S. W. 454.