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In English law. A writ which lay against a bishop who, within six months after the vacation of a benefice, conferred it on his clerk, while two others were contending at law for the right of presentation, calling upon him to show cause why he had incumbered tiie church. Reg. Orig. 32. Abolished by 3 & 4 Wm. IV. c. 27.


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