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What is DEBITUM SINE BREVI

L. Lat. Debt without writ; debt without a declaration. In old practice, this term denoted an action begun by original bill, instead of by writ. In modern usage, it is sometimes applied to a debt evidenced by confession of judgment without suit. Tlie equivalent Norman-French phrase was “debit sans breve.” Both are abbreviated to d. s. 6.

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