For"me*don\, n. [OF., fr. Latin. So called because the plaintiff claimed "by the form of the gift,: L. per formam doni.] (O. Eng. Law) A writ of right for a tenant in tail in case of a discontinuance of the estate tail. This writ has been abolished.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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