TITLE 10
Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure in Particular Actions

CHAPTER 10-10
Imprisonment on Civil Process

SECTION 10-10-2


§ 10-10-2. Form of writ from superior court.

An original writ of arrest issued from the superior court shall be substantially in the following form:

THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE
PLANTATIONS.

SC.

To the sheriffs of our several counties, or to their deputies,

(SEAL)              Greeting:

We command you to arrest the body of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , if to be found in your precinct, and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in safe custody keep, to answer the complaint of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . on the return day hereof (said return day being the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . day of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A. D. 19 . . . . ) in the SUPERIOR COURT to be holden at the county courthouse at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , in an action of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . as by declaration to be filed in court will be fully set forth, to the damage of the plaintiff, as he or she says, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . dollars.

Hereof fail not, and make true return of this writ with your doings thereon.

Witness, the seal of our superior court, at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . this . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . day of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in the year . . . . . . .

              , Clerk.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 508; G.L. 1909, ch. 299, § 12; G.L. 1923, ch. 349, § 12; G.L. 1938, ch. 559, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 10-10-2.)