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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In English law, an extract or a copy of a writing; a certified extract from a judicial record, especially of a fine or an amercement imposed by court.
  • In English law: To extract or copy from records of a court of law, as a forfeited recognizance, and return to the Court of Exchequer for prosecution.
  • To levy (fines) under an estreat.

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

  • transitive verb To extract or take out from the records of a court, and send up to the court of exchequer to be enforced; -- said of a forfeited recognizance.
  • transitive verb To bring in to the exchequer, as a fine.
  • noun (Law) A true copy, duplicate, or extract of an original writing or record, esp. of amercements or penalties set down in the rolls of court to be levied by the bailiff, or other officer.
  • noun the extracting or taking out a forfeited recognizance from among the other records of the court, for the purpose of a prosecution in another court, or it may be in the same court.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb law To extract or take out from the records of a court, and send up to the court of exchequer to be enforced; said of a forfeited recognizance.
  • verb To bring in to the exchequer, as a fine.

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