mainpernor definition

  • noun:
    • A surety, underneath the old writ of mainprise, for a prisoner's appearance in courtroom at just about every day.
    • A surety, in old writ of mainprise, for a prisoner's appearance in courtroom at a-day.
    • In law, a surety for a prisoner's look in judge at a future day; a person who gives mainprise for the next: differing from bail because the mainpernor could not imprison or surrender the prisoner ahead of the time appointed. See mainprise.
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