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 authorize the drawing of bills of exchange on persons out of the country.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English law. A writ of exchange. A license in the shape of a writ, formerly granted to an English merchant to draw a bill of exchange on another in foreign parts. Beg. Orig. 194.