precipe

noun pre·ci·pe

less common spelling of

  1. 1 :  any of various legal writs commanding a person to do something or to appear and show cause why he or she should not

  2. 2 :  a written order requesting a clerk or prothonotary of a court to issue a writ and specifying the contents of the writ


Law Dictionary

precipe

pre·ci·pe
  1. var of praecipe


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