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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See præcipe, and precept.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law: A writ commanding something to be done, or requiring a reason for neglecting it.
  • n. A note of instructions delivered by a plaintiff or his solicitor to the officer of the court to procure a writ of summons.
  • n. A precept; an order.

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