writ of waste.Hist. A writ to recover damages against a tenant who committed waste. See

WASTE(1). [Cases: Waste  14. C.J.S. Waste § 23.]

“After waste had been actually committed, the ancient corrective remedy, in a court of common law, was by a writ of waste for the recovery of the place wasted, and treble damages as a compensation for the injury done to the inheritance.” 78 Am. Jur. 2d Waste § 29, at 417 (1975).
[Blacks Law 8th]