Significavit

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Significavit (Eng. Eccl. Law) Formerly, a writ issuing out of chancery, upon certificate given by the ordinary, of a man's standing excommunicate by the space of forty days, for the laying him up in prison till he submit himself to the authority of the church.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n significavit In ecclesiastical law, a writ, now obsolete, issuing out of Chancery upon certificate given by the ordinary of a man's standing excommunicate by the space of forty days, for the keeping of him in prison till he submit himself to the authority of the church: so called from the first word of the body of the writ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., (he) has signified, perf. ind. of significare, to signify