Definition of CAPIAS AD COMPUTANDUM


CAPIAS AD COMPUTANDUM

practice. A writ issued in the action of account
render, upon the judgment quod computet, when the defendant refuses to appear,
in his proper person, before the auditors, and enter into his account. According
to the ancient practice, the defendant, after arrest upon this process,
might be delivered on main-prize, or in default of finding mainpernors,
he was committed to the Fleet prison, where the auditors attended upon him
to hear and receive his account. As the object of this process is to compel
the defendant to render an account, it does not appear to be within the
scope of acts abolishing imprisonment for debt. For precedents, see Thesaurus
Brevium, 38, 39, 40; 3 Leon. 149; 1 Lutw. 47, 51 Co. Ent. 46, 47; Rast.
Ent. 14, b, 15.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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