In English practice. An office for the recovery of fines levied upon writs of covenant and entries. Alienation pending a suit is void. 2 P. Wms. 482; 2 Atk. 174; 3 Atk. 392; 11 Ves. 194; Murray v. Ballow, 1 Johns. Ch. (N. Y.) 560, 580.

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