capias pro fine

capias pro fine
/keypiyas prow fayniy/ (That you take for the fine or in mercy.) Formerly, if the verdict was for the defendant, the plaintiff was adjudged to be amerced for his false claim; but, if the verdict was for the plaintiff, then in all actions vi et armis, or where the defendant, in his pleading, had falsely denied his own deed, the judgment contained an award of a capiaturpro fine; and in all other cases the defendant was adjudged to be amerced. The insertion of the misericordia or of the capiatur in the judgment is now unnecessary. A writ in all respects an execution for collection of fine. Board of Councilmen of City of Frankfort v. Rice, 249 Ky. 771, 61 S.W.2d 614, 615

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Capias pro fine — are writs or warrants issued after the defendant defaults on an agreement with the court. The writ is considered outstanding until paid in full. The recipient usually must remain in jail until fees and/or costs have been satisfied by time served… …   Wikipedia

  • capias pro fine — /keypiyas prow fayniy/ (That you take for the fine or in mercy.) Formerly, if the verdict was for the defendant, the plaintiff was adjudged to be amerced for his false claim; but, if the verdict was for the plaintiff, then in all actions vi et… …   Black's law dictionary

  • capias pro fine — A writ for the arrest of a person who had not paid a fine which had been imposed upon him …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pro fine — See capias pro fine …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • capitur pro fine — Same as capias pro fine …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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