Quare clausum fregit

QUARE CLAUSUM FREGIT. Wherefore he broke the close. In actions of trespass to real estate the defendant is charged with breaking the close of the plaintiff. Formerly the original writ in such a case was a writ of trespass quare clausum fregit, now the charge of breaking the close is laid in the declaration. See Close; Trespass.

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