pleading. This word, applied to an instrument in
pleading, signifies an exact copy; it differs from purport. (q. v.) 2 Phil. Ev.
99; 2 Russ. on Cr. 365; 1, Chit. Cr. Law, 235; 1 Mass. 203; 1 East, R. 180, and
the cases cited in the notes. In chancery practice, by tenor is understood a
certified copy of records of other courts removed into chancery by certiorari.
Gresl. Ev. 309.
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