Definition of WRIT OF DEBT,


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 due to him. This is debt in the debet,
which is the principal and only common form. There is another
species mentioned in the books, called the debt in the detinet,
which lies for the specific recovery of goods, under a contract
to deliver them. 1 Chit. Pl. 101.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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