petit cape


pet·​it ca·​pe
: a writ formerly used in English real actions for the recovery of land

Word History


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 24 May. 2024.

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