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 compel the sheriff to inquire into the title of distrained goods.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Writ for proving property. A writ directed to the sheriff, to inquire of the property or goods distrained, where the defendant in an action of replevin claims the property. 8 Bl. Cornin. 148 ; Reg. Orig. 85b.