from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In law, a form of action in which the judgment debtor strives to recall or prevent execution on a judgment to which he claims a valid defense; the writ by which such action is begun.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Law) A writ which lies for a party against whom judgment is recovered, but to whom good matter of discharge has subsequently accrued which could not have been availed of to prevent such judgment.
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- noun law A
writwhich lies for a partyagainst whom judgmentis recovered, but to whom good matter of discharge has subsequently accruedwhich could not have been availed of to prevent such judgment.
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Latin for "the complaint having been heard".
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