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A writ demanding action, or requiring a reason for neglecting it.
a writ commanding something to be done, or requiring a reason for neglecting it
a paper containing the particulars of a writ, lodged in the office out of which the writ is to be issued
Origin: [L., imperative of praecipere to give rules or precepts. See Precept.]
In law in the United States, a praecipe is a document that either commands a defendant to appear and show cause why an act or thing should not be done; or requests the clerk of court to issue a writ and to specify its contents. In Canada it is used in place of a notice of motion as an application for a desk order that is granted in the court registry without a hearing before a judge. However in the United States Clerks are variously limited to handle minor precepts in the name of the Court.
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