Pone Per Vadium Law and Legal Definition

Pone per vadium is a Latin term. In early days, the term was used to refer to the writ commanding the sheriff to summon a defendant who failed to appear in response to a previously issued writ. Pursuant to a pone per vadium, the defendant’s property is attached, and s/he is required to find sureties.

This writ derives its name from its words, pone per vadium et salvos plegios, meaning ‘put by gage and safe pledges.’