praecipe in capite

praecipe in cap·​i·​te | \ -inˈkapəˌtē \

Definition of praecipe in capite

: 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 sense 1

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“Praecipe in capite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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