What is Cape?

Legal Definition
A cape is a sleeveless outer garment, which drapes the wearer's back, arms and chest, and fastens at the neck.
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
English law. A judicial writ touching a plea of lands and tenements. The writs which bear this name are of two kinds, namely, cape magnum, or grand, cape, and cape parvum, or petit cape. The petit cape, is so called, not so much on account of the smallness of the writ, as of the letter. Fleta , lib. 6, c. 55, 40. For the difference between the form and the use of these writs, see 2 Wms. Saund. Rep. 45, c, d; and Fleta, ubi sup.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
In English practice. A judicial writ touching a plea of lands or tenements, divided into cape magnum or the grand cape, which lay before appearance to summon the tenant to answer the default, and also over to the demandant; the cape ad vagientia m was a species of grand cape, and cape parvum or petit cape, after appearance or view granted, summoning the tenant to answer the default only. Termes de la Ley; 3 Steph. Comm. 606, note.
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-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A judicial writ to recover land on the tenant’s default.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary