mainpernors


mainpernors
Sureties on a bond or undertaking for the appearance of a defendant. See mainprise.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • mainprise — In old English law, the delivery of a person into the custody of mainpernors (q.v.). Also the name of a writ (now obsolete) commanding the sheriff to take the security of mainpernors and set the party at liberty. Mainpernors differ from bail in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • mainprise — In old English law, the delivery of a person into the custody of mainpernors (q.v.). Also the name of a writ (now obsolete) commanding the sheriff to take the security of mainpernors and set the party at liberty. Mainpernors differ from bail in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Mainpernor — Main per*nor, n. [OF. main hand + pernor, for preneor, a taker, F. preneur, fr. prendre to take.] (Law) A surety, under the old writ of mainprise, for a prisoner s appearance in court at a day. [1913 Webster] Note: Mainpernors differ from bail in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mainprise — A writ directed to the sheriff, either generally, when a man was imprisoned for a bailable offense, and bail had been refused, or specially, when the offense or cause of commitment was not properly bailable below, commanding him to take… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Mainpernable — Main per*na*ble, a. [OF. main hand + pernable, for prenable, that may be taken, pregnable. See {Mainpernor}.] (Law) Capable of being admitted to give surety by mainpernors; able to be mainprised. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mainprise — Main prise, n. [F. main hand + prise a taking, fr. prendre, p. p. pris to take, fr. L. prehendere, prehensum.] (Law) (a) A writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to take sureties, called mainpernors, for the prisoner s appearance, and to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mainprise — Main prise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mainprised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mainprising}.] (Law) To suffer to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance at a day; said of a prisoner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mainprised — Mainprise Main prise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mainprised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mainprising}.] (Law) To suffer to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance at a day; said of a prisoner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mainprising — Mainprise Main prise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mainprised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mainprising}.] (Law) To suffer to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance at a day; said of a prisoner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament to 1601 — This is a list of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament during that body s existence prior to the Act of Union of 1707. For legislation passed after 1707 see List of Acts of Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament.The numbers after the …   Wikipedia


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