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 taking moderate amercement.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Writ for taking a moderate amercement. A writ, founded on Magna Charta, (c. 14,) which lay for one who was excessively amerced in a court not of record, directed to the lord of the court or his bailiff, commanding him to take a moderate amercement of the party. Reg. Orig. 86b; Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 75, 76.