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

    An officer of the English court of common pleas who issued exigents.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An officer of the English court of common pleas, whose duty it was to make out the exigents and proclama tions in the process of outlawry. Cowell. Abolished by St. 7 Wm. IV. and 1 Viet c. 30. Holthouse.