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

    An armistice or truce; an indulgence.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In international law. A truce; a suspension of hostilities; an agreement during war to abstain for a time from warlike acts. In old maritime law. A period of twenty days after the safe arrival of a vessel under bottomry, to dispose of the cargo, and raise the money to pay the creditor, with interest. In old English practice. Delay or indulgence allowed a party to an action; further time to appear in a cause. Bract fol. 352b; Fleta, llb. 4, c. 5, § 8. In Scotch practice. Time allowed for the performance of an act. Time to appear to a citation. Time to collect evidence or prepare a defense.
    —Induciæ legales. In Scdtch law. The days between the citation of the defendant and the day of appearance; the days between the test day and day of return of the writ.