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- v. 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.
- v. To bring in to the exchequer, as a fine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- transitive v. 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 v. To bring in to the exchequer, as a fine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
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