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In Scotch law. A writ issued in the name of the sovereign in the election of tutors to minors, the cognoscing of lunatics or of idiots, and the ascertaining the widow’s terce; and sometimes in dividing the property belonging to heirs-portioners. In these cases only brieves are now in use. Bell.


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