writ of praecipe

writ of praecipe
/rit av presapiy/ This writ is also called a "writ of covenant," and is sued out by the party to whom lands are to be conveyed by fine, the foundation of which is a supposed agreement or covenant that the one shall convey the land to the other. 2 Bl.Comm. 349

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  • Praecipe — A praecipe is a legal term in the U.S. that either (A) commands a defendant to appear and show cause why an act or thing should not be done; or (B) requests the clerk of court to issue a writ and to specify its contents. In Canada it is used in… …   Wikipedia

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  • praecipe — also precipe noun Etymology: Middle English presepe, from Medieval Latin praecipe, from Latin, imperative of praecipere to instruct more at precept Date: 15th century 1. any of various legal writs commanding a person to do something or to appear… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • praecipe — /presapiy/ In practice, an original writ drawn up in the alternative, commanding the defendant to do the thing required, or show the reason why he had not done it. It includes an order to the clerk of court to issue an execution on a judgment… …   Black's law dictionary

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