Sig`ni*fi*ca"vit (?), n. [L., (he) has signified, perf. ind. of significare to signify.] Eng. Eccl.Law

Formerly, a writ issuing out of chancery, upon certificate given by the ordinary, of a man's standing excommunicate by the space of forty days, for the laying him up in prison till he submit himself to the authority of the church.

Crabb.

 

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