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A rod, staff, or wand, used in old English practice in making livery of seisin where no building stood on the land, (Bract. 40;) a stick or wand, by the erection of which on the land involved In a real action the defendant was summoned to put in his appearance; this was called “baculus nuntiatorius.” 3 Bl. Comm. 279.

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