devenerunt definition

  • noun:
    • In old English legislation, a writ which put in support of the king, to find out just what lands and tenements ‘have come’ towards crown by escheat by reason of loss of a tenant in capite.
    • In old English legislation, a writ which lay in support of the master, to ascertain exactly what places and tenements ‘have come’ towards the crown by escheat by reason associated with death of a tenant in capite.

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