What is DE ODIO ET ATIA?

A writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to inquire
whether a prisoner charged with murder was committed upon just cause of suspicion,
or merely propter odium et atiam, (.through hatred and ill will;) and if, upon the inquisition,
due cause of suspicion did not appear, then there issued another writ for the sheriff
to admit him to bail. 3 Bl. Comm. 128.

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