“A writ to return ownership of something is sought to be restored, whether lands, goods, or money, including writs of debt, detinue, & accountCommon-law examples were the writs of debt, of detinue, & of account. Cf. conventual writ.”
: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6
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