Legal Definition and Related Resources of Capias pro fine
Meaning of Capias pro fine
A writ which Issuefl against a defendant who had been lined, and did not discharge the fine according to the judgment. The object of the writ was to arrest a defendant against whom a plaintiff had obtained judgment, and detain him until he paid to the king the fine for the public misdemeanor, coupled with the remedy for the private injury sustained, in all cases of forcible torts (11 Coke, 43; 5 Mod. 285), falsehood in denying one's own deed (Co. Litt. 131; 8 Coke, 60), unjustly claiming property in replevin, or contempt by disobeying the command of the king's writ, or the express prohibition of any statute (8 Coke, 60). It is now abolished. 2 Sharswood, Bl. Comm. 398.
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Cautio Pro Expensis Security for costs or expenses. This term is used among the civilians (Nov. 112, c. 2), and generally on the continent of Europe. In nearly all the countries of Europe, a foreign plaintiff, whether resident there or not, is required to give caution pro expensis, that is, security for costs....