Writ of Course Law & Legal Definition


A writ of course means a writ issued as a matter of right or as a matter of course for the commencement of civil suits. Writs of course, generally lie between party and party. Writs of course generally lie between party and party, for the commencement of civil suits. In cases where the suit does not have a good foundation, the common law will punish the plaintiff for suing out the writ vexatiously, by punishing him/her as "pro falso clamore." And, according to statute law the plaintiff must pay the cost of the suit. It is also termed as a writ of right.