In English practice. An original writ formerly used for the purpose of remov- ing suits from the court-baron or county court Into the superior courts of common law. It was also the proper writ to remove all suits which were before the sheriff by writ of justices. But this writ is now in disuse, the writ of certiorari being the ordinary process by which at the present day a cause is removed from a county court into any superior court. Brown.