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 which the lessor could use to secure possession when refused by the lessee after the expiration of his lease.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    For a term which has passed. Words in the Latin form of the writ of entry employed al common law to recover, on behalf of a landlord, possession of premises, from a tenant holding over after the expiration of the term for which they were demised. See Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 201.