pole, staff, or wand, found in old English training to make livery of seisin where no building stood on land, (Bract. 40;) a stick or wand, because of the erection of which in the land involved with a proper activity the defendant was summoned to include their appearance; this was known as "baculus nuntiatorius." 3 Bl. Comm. 279.
This ferula, mentioned by Luitprand of Cremona in his account of the deposition of Benedict V., and the baculus aureus of the Historia dedicationis ecclesiae cavensis (Acta Sanctorum, 4 March, i.