jail delivery

The clearing out or ridding a jail of the persons committed there to await their trials, by disposing of their cases. See 4 Bl Comm 270.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Jail delivery — Jail Jail (j[=a]l), n. [OE. jaile, gail, gayhol, OF. gaole, gaiole, jaiole, F. ge[^o]le, LL. gabiola, dim. of gabia cage, for L. cavea cavity, cage. See {Cage}.] A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jail delivery — n. 1. Eng. Law Historical the clearing of a jail by bringing the prisoners to trial, as at the assizes 2. a liberation of prisoners from jail by force …   English World dictionary

  • jail delivery — noun the use of force to liberate prisoners • Hypernyms: ↑liberation, ↑release, ↑freeing * * * noun 1. : the clearing of a jail by bringing the prisoners to trial or by having the legality of their commitments reviewed 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • jail delivery — 1. a liberation of persons from prison, esp. by force. 2. the act of clearing a jail of prisoners by bringing them to trial, as at the assizes in England. [1425 75; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • jail delivery — See gaol …   Black's law dictionary

  • jail-delivery — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jail delivery commission — Jail Jail (j[=a]l), n. [OE. jaile, gail, gayhol, OF. gaole, gaiole, jaiole, F. ge[^o]le, LL. gabiola, dim. of gabia cage, for L. cavea cavity, cage. See {Cage}.] A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jail delivery judges — See judges of gaol delivery …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Commission of Jail Delivery — One of the commissions formerly issued to judges of assize and judges of the Central Criminal Court in England to try all prisoners • • • Main Entry: ↑jail …   Useful english dictionary

  • Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Delivery — Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol (or Jail) Delivery /kort av oyar and tarmanar aend jenaral jeyl dalivariy/ In American law, formerly, a court of criminal jurisdiction in the state of Pennsylvania. It was held at the same time with the …   Black's law dictionary

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