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EXCOMMUNICATO CAPIENDO Definition & Legal Meaning

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In ecclesiastical law. A writ issuing out of chancery, founded on a bishop’s certificate thatthe defendant had been excommunicated, and requiring the sheriff to arrest and imprisonhim, returnable to the king’s bench. 4 Bl. Comm. 415; Bac. Abr. “Excommunication,” E.


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