writ of. A writ formerly issued in the real action of quare impcdit, when noappearance had been entered after the attachment; it commanded the sheriff todistrain the defendant’s lands and chattels in order to compel appearance. It is nolonger used. 23 & 24 Vict. c. 126, 5 20. having abolished the action of quare impcdit.and substituted for it the procedure in an ordinary action. Wharton.

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