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What is BY BILL, BY BILL WITHOUT WRIT

In practice. Terms anciently used to designate actions commenced by original hill, as distinguished from those commenced by original writ, and applied in modern practice to suits commenced by capias ad respondendum. 1 Arch. Pr. pp. 2, 337; Harkness v. Harkness, 5 Hill (N. Y.) 213.

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