), a civil action under the jurisdiction of the thesmothetae,
might be instituted against a farmer for default in payment of rent (Meier,
p. 531). It was also adopted to enforce a
judicial award when the unsuccessful litigant refused to surrender the land
to his opponent (Hudtwalcker, p. 144; Meier, Att. Proc.
750), and might be used to determine the right to land (Harpocrat. s.v. and
), as the judgment would
determine whether the plaintiff could claim rent of the defendant.