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 for the release of a prisoner committed under the same name as the real offender.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law. An ancient writ (now obsolete) which lay for one taken and arrested in any personal action, and committed to prison, by mistake for another man of the same name; Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 267.