Ad terminum qui preteriit

AD TERMINUM QUI PRETERIIT. The name of a writ of entry which lay for the lessor or his heirs, when a lease had been made of lands or tenements, for term of life or years, and, after the term had expired, the lands were withheld from the lessor by the tenant, or other person possessing the same. F. N. B. 201. The remedy now applied for holding over (q, v.) is by ejectment, or under local regulations, by summary proceedings.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.