precipe

noun

pre·​ci·​pe

less common spelling of praecipe

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

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“Precipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precipe. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

precipe

variant of praecipe

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