“Subsequent Writs”- Writs issued *After* Original Writs

This page is a subsection from the All Types of Writs section.

  • Note: All below definitions which have a powerpoint in front of them are subdefinitions of the aforementioned main definition.

Junior Writ:

(1839) A writ issued at a later time than a similar writ, such as a later writ issued by a different party or a later writ on a different claim against the same defendant.”

Alias Writ:

“(18c) An additional writ issued after another writ of the same kind in the same case. It derives its name from a Latin phrase that formerly appeared in alias writs: sicut alias praecipimus, meaning ‘as we at another time commanded. Cf. Alias execution under EXECUTION— Types of Orders.”

  • Alias Execution“(17c.) A second execution issued to enforce a judgment notfully satisfied by the original writ.”

Pluries Writ:

“n. [Latin ‘many times’] (15c.) A third or subsequent writ issued when the previous writs have been ineffective; a writ issued after an alias writ.”


[1]: All definitions from: 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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