Legal Slang

8 terms

Ca-sa

a writ of capias ad satisfaciendam.—Legal slang.

Fi-fa

a writ of Fieri-Facias.—Legal.

Ha’porth o’ coppers

Habeas Corpus.—Legal slang.

Monkey with a long tail

a mortgage.—Legal.

Niz-priz

a writ of nisi-prius.—Legal.

Quitam

A quitam horse; one that will both carry and draw. LAW WIT.

Quodger

a contraction, or corruption rather, of the Latin  law phrase, quo jure ? by what law?—Legal.

Sumsy

an action of assumpsit.—Legal Slang.