In practice. A written statement or specification of the particulars of the demand for which an action at law is brought, or of a defendant’s set-off against such demand, (including dates, sums, and items in detail,) furnished by one of the parties to the other, either voluntarily or in compliance with a judge’s order for that purpose. 1 Tidd, Pr. 596-000 ; 2 Ar’hb. Pr. 221; Ferguson v. Ashbell, 53 Tex. 250; Baldwin v. Gregg, 13 Mete. (Mass.) 255t 14. In English law, a draft of a patent for a charter, commission, dignity, office, or appointment Such a bill is drawn up in the attorney general’s patent bill office, is submitted by a secretary of state for the King’s signature, when it is called the “King’s bill,” and is then countersigned by the secretary of state and sealed by the privy seal, and then the patent is prepared and sealed. Sweet.
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