who has the hundred has the rent until the hundred is recovered from him, and sic de  similibus.
An exception lies against a plaintiff by reason of the person of the tenant.
 An exception also lies for the tenant against the plaintiff by reason of his own person,  as where he says that he committed no disseisin, if any has been committed, but that it  was done by another, his ancestor or predecessor now dead; that he is using no seisin  other than that which they secured, and that since the injuria is personal it does not  extend to heirs, nor since it is personal, to successors, for pain will fall upon those who  cause it. Therefore he must proceed by another action, by writ of entry. If he says  that not he but another committed the disseisin, though he has the thing seized, we  must see whether he holds a tainted thing, that is, [whether he acquired it] immediately  after the disseisin, with the consent of the first and principal disseisor, as by  some justa causa of acquisition, [whether it has passed directly to one or to several  [successively], from hand to hand,]1 or against the will of the first disseisor by disseisin  or intrusion.2 If so, he will not answer without the first and principal disseisor, because  he did not commit the disseisin by himself but with the other, [as may be seen  where the king has committed a disseisin and has then immediately transferred the  thing to another; each is a principal disseisor, the king a first and principal because of  his deed, and the other also a principal because of his immediate entry, and though he  is a principal he will not answer without the king, because he committed the disseisin  with him,]3 nor, conversely, will the first and principal answer without the secondary,  because without him he cannot restore. If the thing has passed to others long after  the disseisin, whether to one or to several successively, such persons are not principal  disseisors, though they are wrongful detainers of a tainted thing, as above more fully  [in the portion] on transfers.4
Who ought to be called a principal disseisor and who a secondary; and that one sometimes commits a disseisin in his own name, sometimes in another's as a procurator, villein or household.5
 To make matters clearer, we must see, by means of an example, who is a first and  principal and who a principal but secondary disseisor, because he has seisin of the  thing seized after the disseisin. It is clear that there are first and principal disseisors  and secondary disseisors. Also first and principal disseisors and secondary wrongful  detainers of the thing seized after the disseisin, one or several, [who] are not disseisors.6  They are first and principal disseisors, alone and without the others, before they have  transferred the thing taken to another; when it has been transferred, with their consent  or against their will, the others