testatum capias


testatum ca·​pi·​as
variants or testatum capias ad satisfaciendum
: a supplementary writ sometimes issued by a court of one county to the sheriff of another when an ordinary capias has been returned without action

Word History


New Latin, literally, take the writ (for satisfying)

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“Testatum capias.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testatum%20capias. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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