Category Archives: “Legally” Defined Words

The meanings behind the words we use, so as to provide clarity in understanding, which is preferable to agreement.

Marriage “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “marriage” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (6th edition), Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition), and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):     (Ballantine’s) An institution; the foundation of the family and of society … Continue reading

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Residence “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “residence” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (6th edition), Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition), and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):     (Ballantine’s) A term of dual meaning, sometimes meaning a temporary, permanent, … Continue reading

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Due Process “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “due process” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (6th edition), & Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition):     (Ballantine’s) DUE PROCESS See due process of law.   DUE PROCESS OF LAW … Continue reading

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Must “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “must” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition) & and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):      (Ballantine’s) Indicating compulsion. Ordinarily a mandatory word. [50 Am J1st Stat § 28]. In a statute, calling for substantial rather … Continue reading

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Attorney “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “attorney” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (6th edition), Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition), and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):     (Ballantine’s) ATTORNEY An attorney at law or an attorney in fact. … Continue reading

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License “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “license” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (6th edition), Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition), and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):     (Ballantine’s) Unrestrained conduct. A special privilege, not a right common to … Continue reading

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Permit “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “permit” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (6th edition), Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition), and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):     (Ballantine’s) Verb: To give permission; to license. To grant leave or … Continue reading

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