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 against threats, to keep the peace.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Writ of threats. A writ which lay where a person was threatened with personal violence or the destruction of his property, to compel the offender to keep the peace. Reg. Orig. 88b, 89; Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 79, G, 80.