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