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NEW COMMENTARIES

ON

THE LAWS OF ENGLAND.

BOOK V.

OF CIVIL INJURIES--(continued).

CHAPTER XII.

OF PREROGATIVE WRITS, AND OTHER EXTRA-
ORDINARY REMEDIES IN THE COURTS

OF COMMON LAW.

We have now taken a view of the method of proceeding in all actions, whether regular or irregular, (if those terms may be used,) which are known in the modern practice.

The common law however affords, in certain cases of civil injury, other remedies, of a nature generically different from an action, and to these we propose to devote the following chapter. But as the proceedings in them are generally introduced by that kind of application to the court, which is technically called a motion, it will be proper to premise some explanation as to the nature of a motion in general. And here we shall confine ourselves to appli

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