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 fact giving rise to a right.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The fact by means of which a right comes into existence; e. ff., a grant of a monopoly, the death of one's ancestor. Holl. Jut. 132.