Dedimus
Dedimus Ded"i*mus, n. [L. dedimus we have given, fr. dare to give. So called because the writ began, Dedimus potestatem, etc.] (Law) A writ to commission private persons to do some act in place of a judge, as to examine a witness, etc. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

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  • dedimus — de·di·mus …   English syllables

  • dedimus — We have given …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • dedimus — …   Useful english dictionary

  • dedimus potestatum — An outdated legal procedure that permitted a party to take and record the testimony of a witness before trial, but only when that testimony might otherwise be lost. For example, a party to a lawsuit might use the procedure to obtain the testimony …   Law dictionary

  • Dedimus potestatem — In law, dedimus potestatem (Latin for we have given the power ) is a writ whereby commission is given to one or more private persons for the expedition of some act normally performed by a judge. It is also called delegatio. It is granted most… …   Wikipedia

  • dedimus potestatem — /dedamas powtasteytam/ (We have given power.) In old English practice, a writ or commission issuing out of chancery, empowering the persons named therein to perform certain acts, as to administer oaths to defendants in chancery and take their… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dedimus potestatem — /dedamas powtasteytam/ (We have given power.) In old English practice, a writ or commission issuing out of chancery, empowering the persons named therein to perform certain acts, as to administer oaths to defendants in chancery and take their… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dedimus potestatem — noun see dedimus …   Useful english dictionary

  • dedimus et concessimus — /dedamas et kansesamas/ (Lat. We have given and granted.) Words used by the king, or where there were more grantors than one, instead of dedi et concessi …   Black's law dictionary

  • dedimus potestatem de attorno faciendo — /dedamas powtasteytam diy atarnow feys(h)iyendow/ In old English practice, a writ, issued by royal authority, empowering an attorney to appear for a defendant. Prior to the statute of Westminster 2, a party could not appear in court by attorney… …   Black's law dictionary

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