Definition of EXIGENT


EXIGENT

or EXIGI FACIAS, practice. A writ issued in the course of
proceedings to out lawry, deriving its name and application from the
mandatory words found therein, signifying, "that you cause to be exacted or
required, and it is that proceeding in an outlawry which, with the writ of
proclamation, issued at the same time, immediately precedes the writ of
capias utlagatum. 2 Virg. Cas. 244.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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