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

    A departure from well-approved forms without loss of meaning. See 24 N. C. 372.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Want of legal form. See State v. Gallimon, 24 N. C. 377 ; Franklin v. Mackey, 16 Serg. & R. (Pa.) 118; Hunt v. Curry, 37 Ark. 108.