Nihils, or Nichils, Are issues which the sheriff that is opposed in the Exchequer says, are nothing worth, and illeviable, for the insufficiency of the parties from whom due. Accounts of Nihil shall be put out of the Exchequer, Stat. 5 R. 2. c. 13.

Source: Tomlins, Thomas Edlyne. The Law Dictionary: Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the British Law. Vol. II. London: printed for Payne and Fo[--], 1820.

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