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

    (Scotch) A suit to compel delivery of writings.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Scotch law. An action for compelling the production of writings. In ecclesiastical law. An allowance for meat and drink, usually made by religious appropriators of churches to the vicar. Also the benefaction settled for the maintaining of scholars in the universities, not depending on the foundation. Parochi Antiq. 304