Having completed the tractate on assises and recognitions provided on the possessory  right for the recovery of seisin, one's own or [that] of an ancestor [holding] as of fee,  and also the tractate on pleas of entry, we must [now] deal with the plea on the right  and the property, [for the recovery] of one's own seisin or that of some ancestor of a  tenement or a right of which the ancestor did not die seised as of fee, where both  rights, of possession and property, are brought to judgment and determined at the  same time, as will be explained below where the reason why will be given. The plea of  right takes last place in the order of pleas, because he who once loses in this plea,  whether by judgment, the grand assise or the duel, will never have recourse to another  action, because the exception of res judicata will bar him forever. The judgment  rendered will be this, that the demandant recover his seisin to himself and his heirs  quit of such a one, the aforesaid tenant and his heirs for ever. By judgment, I say,  because it is otherwise if it is by default, the distinction being sometimes made1[as  below, of defaults.]2 If one once sues by this writ of right, in any way whatever, as  was said above, [that is], if it is impetrated in a case in which it is applicable,3 he will  never afterward have recourse to an action on the possession, especially since the plea  by writ of right includes both rights, possession as well as property, as was said a little  above. Since the forms of writs of right are many, let us examine the formulae; first  those which are sometimes determined in the courts of lords, of which this is the first.
Of the form of writs.
 4The king to N., greeting. We order you without delay you do full right to such a one  with respect to so much land with the appurtenances in such a vill which he claims to  hold of you by the free service of so much a year for all service, and of which such a  one deforces him. And if you do not do so, the sheriff shall, lest