n. Law Latin "summary of the pleas"
Hist. An abstract of pleadings culled from the rolls of the Curia Regis, Parliament, and common-law courts from the 12th to 14th centuries, compiled in the 17th century, printed in 1811, attributed to Arthur Agarde, Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer, and other keepers of the records.

Black's Law Dictionary