by bill without writ

by bill without writ
by bill, by bill without writ
In old English law, terms anciently used to designate actions commenced by original bill, as distinguished from those commenced by original writ, and applied in modern practice to suits commenced by capias ad respondendum. 3 Bl.Comm. 285, 286.
The usual course of commencing an action in the King's Bench was by a bill of Middlesex. In an action commenced by bill it is not necessary to notice the form or nature of the action

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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