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 for the recaption of one who had been excommunicated.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Writ for retaking an excommunicated person, where he had been liberated from prison without making satisfaction to the church or giving security for that purpose, Reg. Orig. 67.