ground writ

ground writ

Hist. A writ issued in a county having venue of an action in order to allow a writ of capias ad satisfaciendum or of fieri facias to be executed in a county where the defendant or the defendant’s property was found.

? These two writs could not be executed in a county other than the county having venue of the action until a ground writ and then a testatum writ were first issued. This requirement was abolished in 1852. Cf. TESTATUM.


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