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 pending litigation prevented an irresponsible party to the action from making away with chattels involved.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English law. A writ which lay for a person whose cattle or goods were taken by another, who during a contest was likely to make away with them, and who had not the anility to render satisfaction. Reg. Orig. 126.,