What is CAPE?

In English practice. A judicial writ touching a plea of lands or tenements, divided into cape magnum, or the grand cape, which lay before appearance to summon the tenant to answer the default, and ajpo over to the demandant; the cape ad talent iam was a species of grand cape, and cape parvum, or petit cape, after appearance or view granted, summoning the tenant to answer the default only. Termes de la Ley; 3 Steph. Comm. 000, note.

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