Definition of Praecipe

1. Noun. A writ demanding action, or requiring a reason for neglecting it. ¹



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Definition of Praecipe

1. a legal writ [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Praecipe

practised
practiser
practisers
practises
practising
practisour
practisours
practitioner
practitioners
practive
prad
prads
prae-
praecava
praecavae
praecipe (current term)
praecipes
praecocial
praecognita
praecoracoid
praecoracoids
praecordia
praecornu
praecornua
praedial
praedials
praefect
praefects
praefloration
praelect

Literary usage of Praecipe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annotated Forms of Federal Procedure by Frank Olds Loveland, George Washington Rightmire (1921)
"Counter-praecipe of Plaintiffs for Transcript. [Caption.] To the Clerk of said Court: I received today a copy of defendants' praecipe in this case. ..."

2. A Digest of the Laws of England Respecting Real Property by William Cruise (1824)
"A recovery good after 20 years, though the deeds to make a tenant to the praecipe are lost. A recovery sometimes good without a tenant to the praecipe. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Booksby William Blackstone, Edward Christian by William Blackstone, Edward Christian (1807)
"V. A common RECOVERY of Lands with * double Voucher. $ 1. Writ of Entry BUT Disseisin in the Post; or praecipe. ..."

4. An Introduction to Conveyancing and the New Statutes Concerning Real by William Hayes (1835)
"By the old law, a tenant in tail in remainder expectant upon an estate less than freehold was competent in himself to make a valid tenant to the praecipe, ..."

5. Modern American Law: A Systematic and Comprehensive Commentary on the by Eugene Allen Gilmore, William Charles Wermuth (1914)
"... any title whatever, and such tenancy may be terminated at any time at the election of the landlord. 67. A tenant to the praecipe.—A praecipe was an ..."

6. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by Sir William Blackstone, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Joh Taylor Coloridge (1825)
"N°IV. A FINE of Lands sur Cognizance de Droit, come ceo, $c. Writ of Covenant; or praecipe. ... praecipe ..."

7. Standard Encyclopædia of Procedure by Edward William Tuttle, Edward E. Burns, James De Witt Andrews, Edgar Whittlesey Camp (1914)
"189—, the plaintiff filed his praecipe for summons ad respondendum to defendant. ... praecipe to be omitted unless some assignment of error in appellate ..."

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