Mainprise

Definition of Mainprise

Main´prise
n.1.(Law) 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.
v. t.1.(Law) To suffer to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance at a day; - said of a prisoner.
[imp. & p. p. Mainprised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mainprising.]
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