Praecipe

In law in the United States, a praecipe is a document that either (A) commands a defendant to appear and show cause why an act or thing should not be done; or (B) 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 cou...
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Praecipe

• (n.) A writ commanding something to be done, or requiring a reason for neglecting it. • (n.) A paper containing the particulars of a writ, lodged in the office out of which the writ is to be issued.
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Praecipe

(pree-suh-pee or pres-uh-pee) 1) A written order (also called a writ) that commands a defendant to do something or to show why it should not be done. 2) A written request for court action -- for example, setting a trial date or entering a judgment.
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