fugae warrant

noun
fu·​gae warrant
variants: or less commonly fugie warrant \ ˈf(y)ü(ˌ)jē-​ \

Definition of fugae warrant

Scots law
: a warrant to attach an absconding debtor

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History and Etymology for fugae warrant

fugae probably alteration (influenced by Latin fugae of running away—in the Scots law phrase used in reference to an absconding debtor New Latin in meditatione fugae in contemplation of running away—genitive of fuga flight, running away) of fugie, probably by shortening & alteration from fugitive entry 2

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“Fugae warrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fugae%20warrant. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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