- et inde producit sectam
- And thereupon he brings suit. The formal conclusion of a common-law declaration was always in these words. Originally, they meant that the plaintiff came with his witnesses or followers. He was then required to use them to make out at least a prima facie case by their testimony before the defendant was put to the trouble of answering the charge. This latter practice was discontinued in the reign of Edward the Third, but the form of it survived. See 3 Bl Comm 295.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.