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Definition of Quare impedit

Quare impedit Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
Eng. eccl. law. The name of a writ directed by the king to the sheriff, by which he is required to command certain persons by name to permit him, the king, to present a fit person to a certain church, which is void, and which belongs to his gift, and of which the said defendants hinder the king, as it is said, and unless, etc. then to summon, etc. the defendants so that they be and appear, etc.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Quare impedit Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In English law, quare impedit is "a writ by which a common-law action for deciding a disputed right of presentation to a benefice begins". It is typically brought by a patron against a bishop who refuses to appoint the patron's nominee as a priest.

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