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

    Intent; intention; a plaintiff’s formal complaint.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat In the civil law. The formal complaint or claim of a plaintiff before the prætor. In old English law. A count or declaration in a real action, (narratio.) Bract, lib. 4, tr. 2, c. 2; Fleta, lib. 4, c. 7; Du Cange.