Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A writ by which a bishop was required to admit and institute the clerk of the party who has been successful in a contest for an office. See 3 Bl. Comm. 250.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    For the admitting of the clerk. A writ in the nature of an execution, commanding the bishop to admit his clerk, upon the success of the latter in a quare impedit.