One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A writ by which a legal action to recover goods by replevin could be removed to a superior court.
Mid 17th century. From Anglo-Norman recordari, the name of a writ or its etymon post-classical Latin recordari, specifically use of classical Latin recordārī, in the post-classical Latin expression recordari facias loquelam you cause the plaint to be recorded, found in the writ.
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