ˈcapilmute, ˈcabalmute Sc. Law. Obs.
[app. f. capil, caple, cable horse + mute, moot, pleading, plea. The synonym cattelmute is f. cattle.]
The form of legal action by which the owner of strayed or stolen cattle proved his ownership, and obtained restoration.
Quoniam Attachiamenta x. Note (Jam.) Forma controversiæ vulgo appellatur capilmute, cabalmute, vel cattelmute; nam mote vel mute significat placitum, querelam, etc.

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