Warrantia Custodiae Law and Legal Definition
Warrantia custodiae is a Latin term. It is an old English writ. In early days, the term was used to refer to a writ for a purchaser of land, in respect to land said to be held by knight-service. Such land, when it was bought by the ancestors of the ward, was warranted free from such thraldom. The writ lay against the warrantor and his heirs.
It is an old writ under which the plaintiff contested the right of the lord to guardianship in chivalry of the heir’s lands where the land had been warranted to be free thereof.