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

    An old writ to recover land from a tenant in fee who had ceased to pay rent or service for two years.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In practice. An obsolete writ, which could formerly have bsen sued out when the defendant had for two years ceased or neglected to perform such service or to pay such rent as he was bound to do by his tenure, and had not upon his lands sufficient goods or chattels to be distrained. Fitzh. Nat Brev. 208. It aiso lay where a religious house held lands on condition of performing certain spiritual services which it failed to do. 3 Bl. Comm. 232. Eniig v. Cunningham, 62 Md. 460.