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 secure for a widow her quarantine. See 12 Or. 203, 6 Pac. 682.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    At common law, a writ which a widow entitled to quarantine might sue out in case the heir or other persons ejected her. It seems to have been a summary process, and required the sheriff, if no just cause were shown against it, speedily to put her into possession. Aiken v. Aiken, 12 Or. 203, 6 Pac. 682.