This Is the name of an old writ which directs the sheriff to inquire whether a man be anidiot or not. The inquisition is to be made by a jury of twelve men. Fitzh. Nat Brev. 232.And, if the man were found an Idiot, the profits of his lands and the custody of hisperson might be granted by the king to any subject who had interest enough to obtain them. 1 Bl. Comm. 303.

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