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  • Capias, for any sum not exceeding 30l., 13s.; ditto, above 30l. and not exceeding 50l.,

    The Present Picture of New South Wales (1811) David Dickinson Mann

  • Squire Capias sat down by his round table in his dingy office, ran his fingers through his long black hair, and thought over his speech.

    Winning His Way Charles Carleton Coffin 1859

  • Adams, and Squire Capias next, and then all the citizens, marching round the public square to the church, filling the house, the pews, the aisles, the entry, and hanging like a swarm of bees around the windows.

    Winning His Way Charles Carleton Coffin 1859

  • Esquire Capias was making a speech when Paul entered; but he left off suddenly, saying: "I know that you want to hear from Colonel Parker, and it will give me greater pleasure to listen to him than to talk myself."

    Winning His Way Charles Carleton Coffin 1859

  • There were various kinds of this machinery, but what affected Mr. Pickwick was a _Capias ad

    Bardell v. Pickwick Charles Dickens 1841

  • A _ca sa_ was short for a writ of _Capias ad Satisfaciendum_, which gave

    Bardell v. Pickwick Charles Dickens 1841

  • Capias, and the Yorkshireman were seen a few days after crossing

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities Robert Smith Surtees 1833

  • But punishment was with Jack an equivocal term, for in this acceptation it meant no more than that he would fulfil the term of his clerkship, so that Capias might not come on his sureties for the penalty expressed in his indenture, if, by running away, he should forfeit that penalty.

    The Village Coquette Anonymous 1822

  • The proprietor, who was not to be so easily put off, insisted on the immediate payment of the money, and even threatened to expose Jack to his master, Capias.

    The Village Coquette Anonymous 1822

  • For a $50 fee, those with regular warrants or Capias Pro-Fine - which is when you have taken some action, but have not paid the full amount due - can have the dismissal fee taken care of,

    The Facts: News 2010


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