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

    Of course. The usual, necessary, and formal proceedings.in an action are said to be de cursu; as distinguished from summary proceedings or such as are incidental and may be token on summons or motion. Writs de cursu are such as are issued of course, as distinguished from prerogative writs.