praecipe in capite

noun praecipe in cap·i·te \-inˈkapəˌtē\

Definition of praecipe in capite

  1. :  a writ of right issuing from a Chancery Court in aid of a disseized tenant of land in chief holding immediately of the crown — compare praecipe 1

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Origin and Etymology of praecipe in capite

New Latin


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