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 widow’s writ to secure her land alienated by her husband.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    (To whom in life.) A writ of entry for a widow against him to whom her husband aliened her lands or tenements in his life-time; which must contain in it that during his life she could not withstand it Reg. Orig. 232; Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 193.