(From or on the grievous complaint.) In old English practice.The name of a writ (so called from its initial words) which lay for a person to whom anylands or tenements In fee were devised by will, (within any city, town, or boroughwherein lands were devisable by custom,) and the heir of the devisor entered anddetained them from him. Fitzh. Nat Brev. 19S, L, et seq.; 3 Reeve, Eng. Law, 49. Abolishedby St 3 & 4 Wm. IV. c. 27, I 36.