from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, a writ formerly issuing out of the King's (Queen's) Bench or Chancery for taking the surety of the peace against any one.


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  • Captain-General, William Matthew, was her staunch friend and admirer, and espoused her cause to the extent of issuing a writ of supplicavit for a separate maintenance.

    The Conqueror


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