- Lit. 'why does he impede?' A type of legal writ issued when presentation to a *benefice was being disputed. It required an answer from whoever was imposing the impediment.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Quare impedit — Quare impedit, in English law, a form of action by which the right of presentation to a benefice is tried.It is so called from the words of the writ formerly in use, which directed the sheriff to command the person disturbing the possession to… … Wikipedia
Quare Impedit — ♦ Writ sent to a bishop who refused to admit a presentee because the benefice was already full. (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272 1461, 367) Related terms: Ne Admittas … Medieval glossary
quare impedit — /kweriy impiydat/ Wherefore he hinders. In old English practice, a writ or action which lay for the patron of an advowson, where he had been disturbed in his right of patronage; so called from the emphatic words of the old form, by which the… … Black's law dictionary
quare impedit — Because he has hindered; an action or writ which lay for a patron against a disturber of his right of presentation to a benefice to recover it. See 3 Bl Comm 245 … Ballentine's law dictionary
quare impedit — ˈimpədə̇t noun Etymology: Latin, why he hinders English law : a writ by which a common law action for deciding a disputed right of presentation to a benefice begins … Useful english dictionary
writ of quare impedit — See quare impedit … Black's law dictionary
writ of quare impedit — See quare impedit … Ballentine's law dictionary
quare incumbravit — Because he has encumbered; a special action which lay for a patron against a bishop to recover the presentation and for damages for admitting a clerk pending a quare impedit. See Bl Comm 248 … Ballentine's law dictionary
distress — A common law right of landlord, now regulated by statute, to seize a tenant s goods and chattels in a nonjudicial proceeding to satisfy an arrears of rent. The taking of goods and chattels out of the possession of a wrong doer into the custody of … Black's law dictionary
Ne Admittas — ♦ Writ prohibiting a bishop from admitting a candidate to a benefice which was the subject of litigation in the king s court. (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272 1461, 364) Related terms: Quare Non Admisit, Quare Impedit … Medieval glossary