Writ De Excommunicato Capiendo Act 1562

The Writ De Excommunicato Capiendo Act 1562 (5 Eliz 1 c 23) was an Act of the Parliament of England.

The Writ De Excommunicato Capiendo Act 1562[1]
Long titleAn Acte for the due Execucion of the Writ De Excommunicato capiendo.[2]
Citation5 Eliz 1 c 23
Status: Repealed

The whole Act was repealed by section 87 of, and Schedule 5 to, the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1963.


A writ de excommunicato capiendo (Latin for "taking one who is excommunicated")[3] was a writ commanding the sheriff to arrest one who was excommunicated, and imprison him till he should become reconciled to the church.[4]

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  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 5 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1948. Due to the repeal of those provisions, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. ^ These words are printed against this Act in the second column of Schedule 2 to the Statute Law Revision Act 1948, which is headed "Title".
  3. ^ "De Excommunicato Capiendo" The Law Dictionary, Featuring Black's Law Dictionary Free Online Legal Dictionary 2nd Ed.
  4. ^ "De Excommunicato Capiendo" Legal Dictionaries of the Encyclopedia of Law Project