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

    The prerogative of submitting proposed lavra; in some states, by statute, laws are proposed by electors and become effective when sanctioned by popular vote.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In French law. The name given to the important prerogative conferred by the charte constitutionnelle, article 16, on the late king to propose through his ministers projects of laws. 1 Toullier, no. 39.