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DE CONTUMACE CAPIENDO Definition & Legal Meaning

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Writ for taking a contumacious person. A writ which issues out of the English court of chancery, in cases where a person has been pronounced by an ecclesiastical court to be contumacious, and in contempt. Shelf. Mar. & Div. 494-^96, and notes. It is a commitment for contempt. Id.


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