De contumace capiendo

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DE CONTUMACE CAPIENDO. The name of a writ issued for the arrest of a defendant who is in contempt of the ecclesiastical court. 1 Nev. & Per. 680, 685, 689; 5 Dowl. 213, 646.

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