Praec"i*pe (?), n. [L., imperative of praecipere to give rules or precepts. See Precept.] Law (a)

A writ commanding something to be done, or requiring a reason for neglecting it.

(b)

A paper containing the particulars of a writ, lodged in the office out of which the writ is to be issued.

Wharton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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