De Haerede Rapto Et Abducto Law and Legal Definition

De haerede rapto et abducto is a Latin term which means “of an heir attacked and carried away.” It means a writ allowed against the seizing and kidnapping of a heir. In ancient times, it allowed a feudal lord to recover his/her tenant who is of non-age and who has been taken by another person. In other words it is a writ whereby a guardian recovered the custody of his/her female ward who has been kidnapped.