This section is from the book "Popular Law Library Vol7 Equity Jurisprudence, Trusts, Equity Pleading", by Albert H. Putney. Also available from Amazon: Popular Law-Dictionary.
The last part of a bill in equity is the prayer for process, which is a request for the issuing of process to compel the defendant to appear to answer the bill and abide by the decree of the court. The ordinary process prayed for is the writ of subpoena.
The omission of the prayer for process renders the bill demurrable.4 If the defendant answers in such cases, however, he waives the defect.5
4 Wright vs. Wright, 8 N. J. Eq., 143.
5 Segee vs. Thomas, 3 Blatch., 11; Fed. Cas., No. 12,633.