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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. ... more

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

WRITING.
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

WRITING OBLIGATORY.
A bond, an agreement reduced to writing, by which the party becomes bound to perform something, or suffer it to be done. ... more

WRONG.
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

WRONG-DOER.
One who commits an injury, a tort-feasor. (q. v.) Vide Danes Abridgment, Index, h. t. ... more

WRONGFULLY INTENDING.
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

WRIT,
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

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