Definition of REGISTER OF WRITS


REGISTER OF WRITS

This is a book preserved in the English court
of chancery, in which were entered, from time to time, all forms of writs once
issued.


2. It was first printed and published in the reign of Henry VIII. This
book is still in authority, as containing, in general, an accurate transcript
of the forms of all writs as then framed, and as they ought still to be framed
in modern practice.


3. It seems, however, that a variation from the register is not
conclusive against the propriety of a form, if other sufficient authority can
be adduced to prove its correctness. Steph. Pl. 7, 8.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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