Category Archives: “Legally” Defined Words

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

Oath “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “oath” 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 calling on God to witness what is averred … Continue reading

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Taxation “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “taxation” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition), and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):       (Ballantine’s)   The assessment and collection of taxes, a power and process by which the … Continue reading

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Honor “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “honor” 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 pay or to accept and pay [UCC … Continue reading

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Emolument “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “emolument” 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)   The profit arising from office or employment; that … Continue reading

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Negotiation “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “negotiation” 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 civil law term meaning the seizure and sale of … Continue reading

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Discussion “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “discussion” 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 civil law term meaning the seizure and sale of … Continue reading

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Exaction “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “exaction” 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) The excessive or unauthorized taking or collection of moneys as … Continue reading

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