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 examine into an excuse of being sick in bed.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A writ which issued upon an essoin of malum lecti being cast, to examine whether the party was in fact sick or not Reg. Orig. 8b.