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 release one of the same name as the true defendant.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A writ which lay for one arrested in a personui action and committed to prison under a mistake as to his identity, the proper defendant bearing the same name, Reg. Orig. 194.