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DE VASTO Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Writ of waste. A writ which might be brought by him who had the
immediate estate of inheritance in reversion or remainder, against the tenant for life, in
dower, by curtesy, or for years, where the latter had committed tcaste in
lands; calling upon the tenant to appear and show cause why he committed waste and
destruction in the place named, to tho disinherison (ad cxhwrcdationem) of the plaintiff.
Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 55, C; 3 Bl. Comm. 227, 228. Abolished by St. 3 & 4 Wm. IV. c. 27. 3
Steph. Comm. 506.


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