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WRIT OF RATIONABILI PARTE BONORUM.
A writ which was sued
out by a widow when the executors of her deceased husband refused
to let her have a third part of her... more
WRIT OF RESTITUTION.
A writ which is issued on the reversal
of a judgment, commanding the sheriff to restore to the defendant
below, the thing levied upon, if it... more
WRIT PRO RETORNO HABENDO,
remedies, practice. The name
of a writ which re-cites that the defendant was summoned to appear
to answer the plaintiff in a plea whereof he took... more
WRIT OF PROCESS,
Engl. law, pradice. If the defendant does
not appear, in obedience to the original writ, there issue, when
the time for appearance is past, other writs,... more
WRIT OF PROCLAMATION
Engl. practice. A writ which issues,
at the same time with the exigi facias, by virtue of Stat. 31
Eliz. c. 3, s. 1, by which the... more
WRIT OF QUARE IMPEDIT,
English law. The remedy by which,
where the right of a party to benefice is obstructed, he recovers
the presentation, and is the form of action... more
WRIT OF RECAPTION,
practice. This writ lies where, pending
an action of replevin, the same distrainor takes, for the same
supposed cause, the cattle or goods of the same... more
WRIT OF RIGHT,
practice. The remedly appropriate to the
case where a party claims the specific recovery of corporeal hereditaments
in fee simple, founding his title on the right... more
WRIT OF TRESPASS,
practice. This writ lies where a party
claims damages for a trespass committed against his person, or
tangible and corporeal property. See Trespass.
WRIT OF TRESPASS ON THE CASE,
d on the particular circumstances
of the case thus requiring a remedy, and, to distinguish them
from the old writ of trespass, 3 Reeves, 89, 243, 391,... more
WRIT OF TOLT,
Eng. law. The name of a writ to remove proceedings
on a writ of right patent from the court baron into the county
court. 3 Bl.... more
WRIT OF WASTE.
The name of a writ to be issued against
a tenant who has committed waste of the premises. There are several
forms of this writ, that... more
The act of forming by the hand letters or characters
of a particular kind on paper or other suitable substance, and
artfully putting them together so... more
A bond, an agreement reduced to writing,
by which the party becomes bound to perform something, or suffer
it to be done.
An injury, (q. v.) a tort (q. v.) a violation of
right. In its most usual sense, wrong signifies an injury committed
to the person or... more
One who commits an injury, a tort-feasor. (q.
v.) Vide Danes Abridgment, Index, h. t.
These words are used in a declaration
when in an action for an injury, the motive of the defendant in
committing it can be proved, for then... more
practice. A mandatory precept issued by the authority,
and in the name of the sovereign or the state, for the purpose
of compelling the defendant to... more
WRIT DE BONO ET MALO
An ancient writ which was issued
in the case of each prisoner, instead of a general commission
of general jail delivery for all the prisoners. This... more
WRIT OF CONSPIRACY.
The name of an ancient writ, now superseded
by the more convenient remedy of an action on the case, which
might have been sued against parties... more