indicavit

noun
in·​di·​ca·​vit | \ ˌində̇ˈkävə̇t\
plural -s

Definition of indicavit

: a writ of prohibition from a common-law court commanding the removal to that court of a case pending in an ecclesiastical court and prohibiting the ecclesiastical court from exercising any further jurisdiction

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History and Etymology for indicavit

Latin, he has indicated, 3d person singular perfect indicative active of indicare to indicate

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