Praecipe
Praecipe Pr[ae]c"i*pe, n. [L., imperative of praecipere to give rules or precepts. See {Precept}.] (Law) (a) A writ commanding something to be done, or requiring a reason for neglecting it. (b) A paper containing the particulars of a writ, lodged in the office out of which the writ is to be issued. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

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  • praecipe — prae·ci·pe also pre·ci·pe / pre sə ˌpē, prē / n [Medieval Latin precipe, legal writ commanding a person to do something or show cause why he or she should not, from Latin praecipe, imperative of praecipere to give rules or precepts, admonish,… …   Law dictionary

  • praecipe — c.1500 (in Magna Carta in Anglo Latin), from L. praecipe, imperative of praecipere to admonish, enjoin, from the opening words of such a writ, praecipe quod reddat enjoin (him) that he render …   Etymology dictionary

  • praecipe — An original writ commanding the defendant to do the thing required; also an order addressed to the Clerk of the Court requesting him to issue a particular writ. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Praecipe — A praecipe is a legal term in the U.S. that either (A) commands a defendant to appear and show cause why an act or thing should not be done; or (B) requests the clerk of court to issue a writ and to specify its contents. In Canada it is used in… …   Wikipedia

  • praecipe — also precipe noun Etymology: Middle English presepe, from Medieval Latin praecipe, from Latin, imperative of praecipere to instruct more at precept Date: 15th century 1. any of various legal writs commanding a person to do something or to appear… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • praecipe — /pree seuh pee , pres euh /, n. Law. 1. any of various legal writs commanding a defendant to do something or to appear and show why it should not be done. 2. a written order addressed to the clerk of the court requesting that a writ be issued and …   Universalium

  • praecipe — noun A writ demanding action, or requiring a reason for neglecting it …   Wiktionary

  • praecipe — [ pri:sɪpi] noun Law an order requesting a writ or other legal document. Origin L. (the first word of the writ), imperative of praecipere enjoin, command …   English new terms dictionary

  • praecipe — prae·ci·pe …   English syllables

  • praecipe — /ˈprɛsəpi/ (say presuhpee) noun a document filed in a court to inform it that a matter is ready for trial, supplying details such as the length of the trial, witnesses to be called and whether all interlocutory proceedings are completed. {Latin:… …   Australian English dictionary

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