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

    Formal or legal documents in writing, including contracts, deeds, wills, bonds, leases, mortgages, etc. See 108 Cal. 250, 49 Am. St. Rep. 84, 39 Pac. 783, 41 Pac. 472.