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crave

in Scottish civil procedure, that part of an initial writ that states what the pursuer requires.

TO CRAVE. To ask; to demand.
     2. This word is frequently used in pleading; as, to crave oyer of a bond on which the suit is brought; and in the settlement of accounts, the accountant general craves a credit or an allowance. 1 Chit. Pr. 520. See Oyer.

References in classic literature ?
"Does this gentleman crave my pardon for having used me despitefully?" asked Alleyne.
"I will tell you, Master Scarlett Trent," he said, "I will tell you why I crave for wealth.
But Adam did not crave it, Nor the flight he wouldn't brave it, Singing:--"Air and Water, Earth and Fire, What more can mortal man desire?"(The Apple Tree's in bloom.)