What is SCOTCH PEERS?

requiring the person against whom it is brought to show cause why the party bringing it should not have advantage of such record, or (in the case of a scire facias to repeal letters patent) why the record should not be annulled and vacated. 2 Archb. Pr. K. R. SO; Pub. St. Mass. p. 1295. The most common application of this writ is as a process to revive a judgment, after the lapse of a certain time, or on a change of parties, or otherwise to have execution of the judgment, in which cases it is merely a continuation of the original action. It is used more rarely as a mode of proceeding against special bail on their recognizance, and as a means of repealing letters patent, in which cases it is an original proceeding. 2 Archb. Pr. K. B. SO. And see Ivuapp v. Thomas, 39 Ohio St. 3S3, 48 Am. Rep. 402; Walker v. Wells, 17 Ga. 551, 03 Am. Dec. 252; Chestnut v. Chestnut, 77 111. 349; Lyon v. Ford, 20 D. C. 535; State Treasurer v. Foster, 7 Vt. 53; Lafayette County v. Won- derly, 92 Fed. 314. 34 C. C. A. 300; Hadaway v. Hyuson, 89 Md. 305, 43 Atl. 800.

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