Definition of CAPIAS IN WITHERNAM


CAPIAS IN WITHERNAM

practice. A writ issued after a return of elongata
or eloigned has been made to a writ of retorno habendo, commanding the sheriff
to take so many of the distrainer"s goods by way of reprisal, as will equal
the goods mentioned in the retorno habendo. 2 Inst. 140; F. N. B. 68; and
see form in 2 Sell. Pr. 169.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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