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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People who possessed property were not subject to the usual certification process but a commission de lunatico inquirendo.
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.
His father's chicanery relegates Alfred to the asylum without appeal to a commission de lunatico inquirendo.
In this way, Weldon appropriated the privilege of a commission de lunatico inquirendo retroactively.
The legislation also made it possible for married women to request commissions de lunatico inquirendo to assess their sanity.