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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 14: Return before justice of court

Section 14. If the court to which the writ is returnable is not sitting for the transaction of business when the writ is returned, the return shall be made before a justice thereof. If the writ is returned before a justice when the court is sitting for the transaction of business, he may adjourn the case into the court, to be there heard and determined.