Cessavit Per Biennium

Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

In practice. An obsolete writ, which could formerly have bsen sued out when the defendant had for two years ceased or neglected to perform such service or to pay such rent as he was bound to do by his tenure, and had not upon his lands sufficient goods or chattels to be distrained. Fitzh. Nat Brev. 208. It aiso lay where a religious house held lands on condition of performing certain spiritual services which it failed to do. 3 Bl. Comm. 232. Eniig v. Cunningham, 62 Md. 460.

Henry Campbell Black, M.A.
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