testatum capias

noun testatum ca·pi·as \-ˈkāpēəs\
variants: or

testatum capias ad satisfaciendum


Definition of testatum capias

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of testatum capias

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

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