Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A criminal attempt.
  • noun In law: A proceeding in a court of judicature after an inhibition is decreed. A thing done after an extra-judicial appeal. A matter improperly innovated or attempted by an inferior judge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete An attempt; an assault.
  • noun A proceeding in a court of judicature, after an inhibition is decreed.
  • noun Any step wrongly innovated or attempted in a suit by an inferior judge.

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