Contra pacem

CONTRA PACEM, pleadings. Against the peace.
     2. In actions of trespass, the words contra pacem should uniformly accompany the allegation of the injury; in some cases they are material to the foundation of the action. Trespass to lands in a foreign country cannot be sustained. 4 T. R. 503 2 Bl. Rep.. 1O58.
     3. The conclusion of the declaration, in trespass or ejectment, should be contra pacem, though these are now mere words of form, and not traversable, and the omission of that allegation will be aided, if not specially demurred to. 1 Chit. Pl. 375, 6 vide Arch. Civ. Pl. 169; 5 Vin. Ab. 557 Com. Dig. Action upon the case, C 4 Pleader, 3, M 8; Prohibition, F 7.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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When William Beverel, chaplain, entered the close of Matthew Gardrobier in the ville of Plessis and abducted the wife of the said Matthew, as well as goods worth ten shillings, he is said to have taken and abducted her against the peace (contra pacem cepit et abduxit).

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