What is Writ Of Praecipe?

Legal Definition
This writ is also called a "writ of covenant" and is sued out bythe party to whom lands are to be conveyed by fine, the foundation of which is asupposed agreement or covenant that the one shall convey the land to the other. 2 Bl.Comm. 349.
Legal Definition
This writ is also called a writ of covenant, and is sued out by the party to whom lands are to be conveyed by fine; the foundation of which is a supposed agreement or covenant that the one shall convey the land to the other. 2 Bl. Com. 349, 350.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
See Praecipe. Writ of prevention. A writ to prohibit the bringing of a suit.Praecipe . Writ of prevention. A writ to prohibit the bringing of a suit.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary