Definitions for "Praecipe"
A writ commanding the Clerk of Court to issue a subpoena or summons.
A praecipe is a note of instruction filed by the attorney or prosecutor asking the court to perform some duty. Usually, an attorney will issue a praecipe for the issuance of a subpoena.
a royal writ ordering disputed land to be restored to a plaintiff on pain of having the case transferred to a royal court.
a document which tells the Sheriff where to serve the parties