\lˈatɪtˌat], \lˈatɪtˌat], \l_ˈa_t_ɪ_t_ˌa_t]\
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By Noah Webster.
In old English practice. A writ which issued In personal actions, on the return of non est inventus to a bill of Mid dlesex ; so called from the emphatic word In its recital, in which it was "testified that the defendant lurhs [latitat1 and wanders about" iu the county. 3 I?l. Comm. 2S6. Abolished by St. 2 Wm. IV. c. 39.
By Henry Campbell Black
Eng. law. He lies hid. The name of a writ calling a defendant to answer to a personal action in the king's bench; it derives its name from a supposition that the defendant lurks and lies hid, and cannot be found in the county of Middlesex, (in which the said court is holden,) to be taken there, but is gone into some other county, and therefore requiring the sheriff to apprehend him in such other county. Fitz. N. B. 78.
By John Bouvier