- unless before; -- a phrase placed on regards to courtroom, held generally by just one judge, with a jury, the test of municipal reasons. The word started in a legal fiction. An issue of-fact becoming composed, it is, based on the English practice, appointed because of the entry on the record, or written proceedings, become tried by a jury from county of which the procedures are dated, at Westminster, unless prior to the time appointed (nisi-prius) the judges shall have come into the county involved (that they constantly do) and there decide to try the main cause. See In banc, under Banc.
- A phrase occurring initially in a writ by which the sheriff of a county ended up being commanded to carry the males impaneled as jurors in a civil action to the judge at Westminster on a specific day, ‘unless before’ that day the justices stumbled on the county under consideration to carry the assizes, that they had been constantly sure to do.
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