Definition of WRIT OF MAINPRIZE,


WRIT OF MAINPRIZE,

English law. A writ directed to the
sheriff (either gen-erally, when any man is imprisoned for a bailable
offence, and bail has been refused, or specially, when the offence
or cause of commitment is not properly bailable below) commanding
him to take sureties for the prisoners appearance, commonly called
mainpernors, and to set him at large. 3 B]. Com. 128. Vide Mainprize.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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