Lat. In practice. Au original writ, drawn up in the alternative, com- manding the defendant to do the tliiug required, or show the reason why he had not done it. 3 IU. Comm. 274. Also au order, written out and signed, addressed to tlie clerk of a court, and requesting him to issue a particular writ.

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