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 compel the repair of a house dangerous to the community.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A writ which lay for one tenant in common to compel his co-tenant to contribute towards the repair of the common property.