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 against the goods of aliens found in England, in recompense of goods taken from a denizen in a foreign country, after denial of restitution.—Black.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English law. A writ against the goods of aliens found within this kingdom, in recompense of goods taken from a denizen in a foreign country, after denial of restitution. Reg. Orig. 129. The ancient civilians called it "clarigatio," but by the moderns it is termed "reprisalia."