What is Petit Cape?

Legal Definition
A judicial writ, issued in the old1 actions for the recovery of land, requiring the sheriff to take possession of the estate, where the tenant, after having appeared in answer to the summons, made default in a subsequent stage of the proceedings. As to petit "Jury," "Larceny," "Sergeanty," and "Treason," see those titles.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Same as Cape parvum.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary