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 directing members of a corporation to select a successor to a dead man who had held one part of an indenture under the statute merchant. See Statute merchant.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English law. A writ directed to a corporation, requiring the members to make choice of a man to keep one part of the seal appointed for statutes merchant, when a former is dead, according to the statute of Acton Burnell. Keg. Orig. 178; Wharton.