What is LATITAT?

In old English practice. A writ which issued In personal actions, on the return of non est inventus to a bill of Mid dlesex ; so called from the emphatic word In its recital, in which it was “testified that the defendant lurhs [latitat1 and wanders about” iu the county. 3 I?l. Comm. 2S6. Abolished by St. 2 Wm. IV. c. 39.

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