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  1. praecipe(Noun)

    A writ demanding action, or requiring a reason for neglecting it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Praecipe(noun)

    a writ commanding something to be done, or requiring a reason for neglecting it

  2. Praecipe(noun)

    a paper containing the particulars of a writ, lodged in the office out of which the writ is to be issued

  3. Origin: [L., imperative of praecipere to give rules or precepts. See Precept.]


  1. Praecipe

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of praecipe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of praecipe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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