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 writing engraved or stamped on stone or other enduring substance.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In evidence. Anything written or engraved upon a metallic or other solid substance, intended for great durability ; as upon a tombstone, pillar, tablet, medal, ring, etc. In modern civil law. The entry of a mortgage, lien, or other document at large in a book of public records; corresponding to "recording" or "registration."