sup·​pli·​ca·​vit | \ ˌsəpləˈkāvə̇t \
plural -s

Definition of supplicavit

: a writ formerly issuing out of the Court of Chancery or King's Bench for taking surety to prevent one from injuring the applicant for the writ

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History and Etymology for supplicavit

Latin, he has made supplication, 3d singular perfect indicative of supplicare to supplicate; from the opening word of the writ

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“Supplicavit.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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