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EXIGENT, or EXIGI FACIAS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

L. Lat. In English practice. A judicial writ made use of inthe process of outlawry, commanding the sheriff to demand the defendant, (or causehim to be demanded, cxigi fa- ciat,) from county court to county court, until he beoutlawed; or, if he appear, then to take and have him before the court on a day certainin term, to answer to the plaintiff’s action. 1 Tidd, Tr. 132; 3 Bl. Comm. 283, 284;Archb. N. Pr. 485. Now regulated by St. 2 Wm. IV. c. 39.


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