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

    Selected writs. Brevia, tam originalia quam judiciali, patiuntur anglica nomina. Original writs as well as judicial writs bear English names. Breviarium alaricianum. A Roman code adopted about 506 A. D. Breviate. An abstract or synopsis. Brevibus et votulus liberandis. A writ ordering a sheriff to turn over all the paraphernalia of his office to his successor.