praecipe

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praecipe

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precipe

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1. (Law) a written request, addressed to a court, for a writ to be produced, specifying what the contents of the writ should be
2. (Law) a writ instructing that a given action be taken, or demanding a reason for failure to take the given action
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A segment of the audience--specifically, "our grave men" who expect instruction, so that "poems void of profit" will be "Cast out by voices"-can both come away with something and know that they've come away with something: precepts (praecipes) must be quickly perceptible (percipiant):
(1) Except as otherwise designated by the parties, the record shall consist of [begin strikethrough]the original[end strikethrough]all documents filed in the lower tribunal, all exhibits that are not physical evidence, and any transcript(s) of proceedings filed in the lower tribunal, except summonses, praecipes, subpoenas, returns, notices of hearing or of taking deposition, depositions, and other discovery.
The rule provides that the clerk of the trial court will transmit a record consisting of "the original documents, exhibits, and transcript(s) of proceedings, if any, filed in the lower tribunal, except summonses, praecipes, subpoenas, returns, notices of hearing or of taking deposition, depositions, other discovery, and physical evidence." (6) Depending on the issue on appeal, a party--within 10 days of filing the notice of appeal--may make a special direction to the clerk to include additional documents or to exclude certain documents or exhibits in the record.