Definition of praecipe quod reddat in English:

praecipe quod reddat

(also precipe quod reddat)

noun

Law
historical
  • A writ initiating an action of common recovery.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Cowell (1554–1611), civil lawyer. From post-classical Latin praecipe quod reddat, the name of the writ from classical Latin praecipe + quod what + reddat, 3rd singular present subjunctive of reddere to give back.

Pronunciation

praecipe quod reddat

/ˌpriːsɪpi ˌkwɒd ˈrɛdat/