from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In Scots law, a warrant issued by the judge ordinary, on the borders between Scotland and England, on the application of a creditor, for arresting the effects of a debtor residing on the English side of the border, and detaining him until he finds caution that he shall sist himself in judgment in any action which may be brought for the debt within six months.
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Nicholas conversed an instant aside with the supplicant, and then reported: — ‘The man wants a border-warrant, I think; but they are only granted for debt — now he wants one to catch a lawyer.’
'The man wants a border-warrant, I think; but they are only granted for debt -- now he wants one to catch a lawyer.'