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 compel jurors to attend court.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A writ commanding the sheriff to bring up the persons of jurors, and, if need were, to distrain them of their lands and goods, in order to insure or compel their attendance in court on the day of trial of a cause. It issued from the Common pleas, and served the same purpose as a distringas juratores in the King's Bench. It was abolished by the C. L. P. Act, 1852, ยง 104. Brown.