I am not altogether happy with this suggestion. The site you suggest is focussed on CLASSICAL Latin. What I have is an Appeal in 18th C LEGAL Latin and the document is, moreover, full of abbreviations of legal formulaic terms. A Classicist may be able to give me the - for example - First Century meaning of the word but not its equivalent in MODERN legalese. I don't just need to know the basic meaning of the word - Lewis & short can give me that!
I need a LEGAL HISTORIAN, probably someone like a retired professor from a University Department with time on his / her hands!
Thank you. Please put my question back into the melting pot. BMGI