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Meaning of Supplicavit (Latin Term)

The following is an old definition of Supplicavit (latin term) [1]: He has besought. A writ in chancery in the nature of a process at common law to find sureties of the peace, upon articles filed for that purpose. Very rarely used, as the common-law. remedy is generally adequate; sometimes resorted to by a wife against her husband.


Notes and References

  1. Concept of Supplicavit (latin term) provided by the Anderson Dictionary of Law (1889) (Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims and an Exposition of the Principles of Law: Comprising a Dictionary and Compendium of American and English Jurisprudence; William C. Anderson; T. H. Flood and Company, Law Publishers, Chicago, United States)

English Law: Supplicavit in the Past

The name of a writ issuing out of the king’s bench or chancery, for taking sureties of the peace; it is commonly directed to the justices of the peace, when they are averse to acting in the affair in their judicial capacity. 4 Bl. Com. 233; vide Vin. Ab. h, t.; Comyn’s Digest (A digest of the laws of England, 1822) Chancery, 4 R.; Id. Forcible Entry, D 16, 17. [1]


Notes and References

  1. Partialy, this information about supplicavit is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including supplicavit.

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  • Article Name: Supplicavit
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  • Description: Meaning of Supplicavit (Latin Term) The following is an old definition of Supplicavit (latin term) [1]: He has besought. A [...]

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