petit cape

pet·​it ca·​pe | \ ˈpet|ē, ˈpet|, |iˈkā(ˌ)pē, -ˈkä(ˌ)pā \

Definition of petit cape

: a writ formerly used in English real actions for the recovery of land

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History and Etymology for petit cape

Anglo-French (partial translation of Medieval Latin cape parvum), from petit small + cape any of several writs including the grand cape and the petit cape

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“Petit cape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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