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- n. A common law writ prohibiting the departure of a person or of property from the jurisdiction of a court.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A writ to restrain a person from leaving the country, or the jurisdiction of the court. The writ was originally applicable to purposes of state, but is now an ordinary process of courts of equity, resorted to for the purpose of obtaining bail, or security to abide a decree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ne exeat regno.
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