An old form of process similar to a capias, issued out of the court of king’s bench in personal actions, directed to the sheriff of the county of Middlesex, (hence the name,) and commanding him to take the defendant and have him before the king at Westminster on a day named, to answer the plaintiffs complaint. State v. Mathews, 2 Krev (S. C.) 83; Sims v. Alderson. 8 Leigh (Va.) 484. 3. A formal written petition to a superior court for action to be taken in a cause already determined, or a record or certified account of the proceedings in such action or some portion thereof, accompanying such a petition.

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