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

    One who does not believe in the Bible or that Christ was the true Messiah. See 53 N. H. 9, 16 Am. Rep. 82.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    One who does not believe in the existenco of a God who will reward or punish in this world or that which is to come. Hale v. Everett, 53 N. H. 54, 16 Am. Rep. 82; Jackson v. Gridley, 18 Johns. (N. Y.) 103; Heirn v. Bridault, 37 Miss. 226. One who professes no religion that can bind his conscience to speak the truth. 1 Greenl. Ev. ยง 368.