Indicavit Law and Legal Definition
Indicavit is a Latin term meaning, “he has indicated”. It refers to a writ of prohibition by which a church patron removes to a common-law court in an ecclesiastical court action between two clerics who disoute each other’s right to a benefice. This writ was very common upto 20th century. Indicavit was mainly concerned with actions concerning cleric’s rights to a benefice. Indicavit was also concerned with action that involved a church patron in some way. This was concerned when one cleric was appointed by a certain patron and the other cleric was appointed by another patron.