testatum capias

testatum ca·​pi·​as | \ -ˈkāpēəs\
variants: or testatum capias ad satisfaciendum \ -​ˌadˌsatə̇ˌsfāshēˈendəm \

Definition of testatum capias

: 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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History and Etymology for testatum capias

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

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