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WRIT DE HOMINE RELEGIANDO,
practice. A writ which lies to replevy a man out of prison, or out of the custody of any private person, in the same manner in... more

WRIT DE ODIO ET ATIA,
ged with murder was committed upon just cause or suspicion, or merely propter odium et atiam, for hatred and ill-will, and, if upon the inquisition due cause... more

WRIT OF COVENANTS,
practice. A writ which lies where a party claims damage for breach of covenant, i. e. of a promise under seal. ... more

WRIT OF DEBT,
practice. A writ which lies where the party claims the re-covery of a debt, i. e. a liquidated or certain sum of money alleged to be... more

WRIT OF DETINUE,
practice. A writ which lies where a party claims the spe-cific recovery of goods and chattels, or deeds and writings detained from him. This is seldom... more

WRIT OF DOWER,
practice. A writ which lies for a widow ciaiming the specific recovery of her dower, no part having been yet assigned to her. It is usually... more

WRIT OF EJECTMENT,
practice. The name of a process issued by a party claiming land or other real estate, against one who is alleged to be unlawfully in possession.... more

WRIT OF ENTRY,
practice. A writ requiring the sheriff to command the tenant of land that he render to the demandant the premises in question, or to appear in... more

WRIT OF ERROR,
practice. A writ issued out of a court of competent jurisdiction, directed to the judge of a court of record in which final judgment has been... more

WRIT OF EXECUTION,
practice. A writ to put in force the sentence that the law has given: it is addressed to the Sheriff (and in the courts of the... more

WRIT OF EXIGI FACIAS.
The name of a process issued in the course of proceedings in outlawry, and which immediately precedes the writ of capias agatum. See Exigent, or Exigi... more

WRIT OF FORMEDON,
practice. This writ lies where a party claims the specific recovery of lands and tenements, as issue in tail, or as remainder-man or reversioner, upon the... more

WRIT OF INQUIRY,
e, it may be executed before a deputy of the sheriff. 2 John R. 63. Vide Steph. Pl. 126, Grah. Pr. 639, 2 Archb. Pr. 19, Tidds... more

WRITS, JUDICIAL,
practice. In England those writs which issue from the common law courts during the progress of a suit, are described as judicial writs, by way of... more

WRIT OF MAINPRIZE,
English law. A writ directed to the sheriff (either gen-erally, when any man is imprisoned for a bailable offence, and bail has been refused, or specially,... more

WRIT OF MESNE,
Breve de medio, old English law. A writ which was so called, by reason of the words used in the writ, namely, Unde idem A qui... more

WRIT, ORIGINAL,
practice, English law. An original writ is a mandatory letter issuing out of the court of chancery under the great seal and in a kings name,... more

WRIT OF REPLEVIN,
practice. The name of a process issued for the recovery of goods and chattels. Vide Replevin. ... more

WRIT OF PRAECIPE.
This writ is also called a writ of covenant, and is sued out by the party to whom lands are to be conveyed by fine, the... more

WRIT OF PREVENTION.
This name is given to certain writs which may be issued in anticipation of suits which may arise. Co. Litt. 100. See Quia Timet. ... more

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