mainprise definition

  • noun:
    • A writ directed towards sheriff, commanding him to just take sureties, called mainpernors, when it comes to prisoner's appearance, and allow him get at large.
    • Deliverance of a prisoner on security for his look at a day.
    • A writ directed on sheriff, commanding him to simply take sureties, known as mainpernors, the prisoner's appearance, also to let him go most importantly. This writ happens to be obsolete.
    • Deliverance of a prisoner on protection for their appearance at a day.
    • in-law
    • Surety; bail.
    • Deliverance of a prisoner on security for his appearance at another day.
    • A writ formerly directed to your sheriff, commanding him to simply take sureties (called mainpernors) for a prisoner's look, also to let him go in particular. This writ happens to be generally speaking superseded by bail and habeas corpus.
  • verb:
    • to permit (a prisoner) going most importantly, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his look on certain time.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To experience going most importantly, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance at each day; -- stated of a prisoner.
  • others:
    • To experience to go in particular, as a prisoner, on their choosing sureties or mainpernors for his appearance at the next day.

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