A *chancery writ issued to ensure a person's attendance at its court by making him find pledges to appear or by arresting him.

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  • Chancery, court of — The *chancellor began to hear pleas for legal redress which other courts could not deal with during the 14c, such as those against king s officers or the king himself. Its procedures were relatively informal and the chancellor was able to make… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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