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 king’s writ of prohibition to take from the ecclesiastical court a dispute as to the right to a living the tithes of which amounted to a fourth thereof. See 1 Mill, Const. (S. C.) 55, 12 Am. Dec. 596.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English practice. A writ of prohibition that lies for a patron of a church, whose clerk is sued in the spiritual court by the clerk of another patron, for tithes amounting to a fourth part of the value of the living. 3 Bl. Comm. 91; 3 Steph. Comm. 711. So termed from the emphatic word of the Latin form. Reg. Orig. 85b, 36.