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crave

in Scottish civil procedure, that part of an initial writ that states what the pursuer requires.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

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