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

    Equitable waste; a writ to prevent waste pending a real action.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A species of aggravated waste, by stripping or devastating the land, to the injury of the reversioner, and especially pending a suit for possession.
    —Estrepement, writ of. This was a common-law writ of waste, which lay in particular for the reversioner against the tenant for life, in respect of damage or injury to the land committed by the latter. As it was only auxiliary to a real action for recovery of the land, and as equity afforded the same relief by injunction, the writ fell into disuse.