Mainprise

Mainprise is a concept in English law regarding the release of a prisoner from custody upon sureties pending trial. It is nearly identical to the concept of bail and has been absorbed into the laws regulating bail in many jurisdictions. When they were distinguished, bail was not restricted in the type of surety upon which a prisoner could be relea...
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Mainprise

• (v. t.) To suffer to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance at a day; -- said of a prisoner. • (n.) A writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to take sureties, called mainpernors, for the prisoner`s appearance, and to let him go at large. This writ is now obsolete. • (n.) Deliverance of a pris...
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Mainprise

Main'prise noun [ French main hand + prise a taking, from prendre , past participle pris to take, from Latin prehendere , prehensum .] (Law) (a) A writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to take sureties, called mainpernors , for ...
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Mainprise

Main'prise transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Mainprised ; present participle & verbal noun Mainprising .] (Law) To suffer to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance at a day; -- said of a...
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mainprise

In England, early form of bail, under which a `mainpernor` would give an undertaking to guarantee a felon's appearance in court. ...
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mainprise

surety for the appearance of a prisoner at trial
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