Cessavit
Cessavit Ces*sa"vit, n. [L., he has ceased.] [O. Eng. Law] A writ given by statute to recover lands when the tenant has for two years failed to perform the conditions of his tenure. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cessavit — A cessavit was a writ in English law, originating in Stat. 6 Edw. I., given by statute to recover lands when the tenant has for two years failed to perform the conditions of his tenure. It was abolished in 3 and 4 Wm. IV. The forms and species of …   Wikipedia

  • Cessavit — A writ to recover lands from religious houses if the spiritual services required had been neglected for two years together. Statute of Gloucester, 1278 …   Medieval glossary

  • cessavit — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cessavit per biennium — He ceased for two years, a writ, also called a cessavit which lay by statute for a landlord to recover land from his tenant after two years of failure to pay rent or to render the prescribed services. The writ also lay for the donor of land to a… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cessavit per biennium — /saseyvat par bayeniyam/ An obsolete writ, which could formerly have been sued out when the defendant had for two years ceased or neglected to perform such service or to pay such rent as he was bound to do by his tenure, and had not upon his… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cessavit per biennium — /saseyvat par bayeniyam/ An obsolete writ, which could formerly have been sued out when the defendant had for two years ceased or neglected to perform such service or to pay such rent as he was bound to do by his tenure, and had not upon his… …   Black's law dictionary

  • gavelet and cessavit — A common law process, long since in disuse, by which a landlord could seize the land itself for rent in arrear and hold it until payment was made. 32 Am J1st L & T § 613 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Dr. Bonham's Case — Dr. Bonham s Case …   Wikipedia

  • Cessor — Ces sor, n. [From {Cess}, v. i. Cf. {Cesser}.] (Law) One who neglects, for two years, to perform the service by which he holds lands, so that he incurs the danger of the writ of cessavit. See {Cessavit}. Cowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gavelet — Gav el*et, n. [From {Gavel} tribute.] (O. Eng. Law) An ancient special kind of cessavit used in Kent and London for the recovery of rent. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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