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 to secure the return of deeds.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    (For returning the charters.) An ancient writ which lay against one who had charters of feoffment intrusted to his keeping and refused to de-llver them. Reg. Orig. 159.