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n.1.(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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Est animadvertendum, quod in his affirmationibus non attribuitur subjecto modus quo praedicatum concipitur, ut illo modo subjecto attribuatur, sed solum tribui id quod concipitur, nempe negationem seu privationem ipsam; quare in re illa affirmatio negotiani aequivalet quantum ad remotionem praedicati, vel solum per illam copulam affirmatur veritas cognitionis, ut significavit Aristoteles 5 Metaph.