De lunatico inquirendo

DE LUNATICO INQUIRENDO. The name of a writ directed to the sheriff, directing him to inquire by good and lawful men whether the party charged is, a lunatic or not. See 4 Rawle, 234; 1 Whart. 52; 5 Halst. 217; 6 Wend. 497.

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Richard has arranged an Order and Medical Certificates for Alfred's committal and, once he voluntarily steps into the asylum, he can no longer claim a commission de lunatico inquirendo.
People who possessed property were not subject to the usual certification process but a commission de lunatico inquirendo.
The legislation also made it possible for married women to request commissions de lunatico inquirendo to assess their sanity.
In this way, Weldon appropriated the privilege of a commission de lunatico inquirendo retroactively.
His father's chicanery relegates Alfred to the asylum without appeal to a commission de lunatico inquirendo.