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  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

Etymologies

Latin for "the complaint having been heard". (Wiktionary)

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