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

    To deposit in the court records.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    LatIn the civil law. To put Into; to deposit a writing in court, answering nearly to the modern expression "to file." Si non mandatum actis insinuatum est, if the power or authority be not deposited among the records of the court. Inst. 4, 11, 3. To declare or acknowledge before a judicial officer; to give an act an official form.