Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In ecclesiastical law. A dispensation granted by the pope to do or obtain something contrary to the common law. In Spanish law. The condonation or remission of the punishment imposed on a criminal for ins offense. This power ls exclusively vested in the king.