: a writ under old English law for preventing waste of a wood by one having housebote and haybote therein
: a writ formerly used to found jurisdiction in the Exchequer Court alleging the plaintiff's diminished ability to pay his crown debts

Word History


Latin, whereby the less, that not; from the clause in the writ alluding to the plaintiff's diminished ability to pay his crown debts

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“Quominus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quominus. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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