Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An ancient writ directed to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, forbidding them to hold pleas between common persons (i. e, not debtors to the king, who alone originally sued and wore sued there) in that court, where neither of the parties belonged to the same. Reg. Orig. 187.