Definitions

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  • n. A writ given by statute to recover lands when the tenant has for two years failed to perform the conditions of his tenure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writ given by statute to recover lands when the tenant has for two years failed to perform the conditions of his tenure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In English law, formerly, a writ given by statute to recover lands when the tenant or occupier had ceased for two years to perform the service which constituted the condition of his tenure, and had not sufficient goods or chattels to be distrained, or when the tenant had so inclosed the land that the lord could not come upon it to distrain. This writ was abolished by 3 and 4 Wm. IV., xxvii.

Etymologies

Latin, he has ceased. (Wiktionary)

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