Definition of RULES


RULES

English law. The rules of the King s Bench and Fleet are
certain limits without the actual walls of the prisons, where the prisoner, on
proper security previously given to the marshal of the king s bench, or warden
of the fleet, may reside; those limits are considered, for all legal and
practical purposes, as merely a further extension of the prison walls.


2. The rules or permission to reside without the prison, may be obtained
by any person not committed criminally; 2 Str. R. 845; nor for contempt Id.
817; by satisfying the marshal or warden of the security with which he may
grant such permission.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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