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 against an officer for making false return of a writ.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A writ which formerly lay against the sheriff who had execution of process for false returning of writs. Reg. Jud. 43b.