Definitions for "Dedimus"
A writ to commission private persons to do some act in place of a judge, as to examine a witness, etc.
A writ allowing testimony to be taken, usually by deposition. Also known as a writ of dedimus potestatem (meaning "we have given power"). A court order formerly used to commission a person to take action such as acknowledging a fine and appointing an attorney for representation in a court.