Definition of Mainprise

1. n. 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.



2. v. t. To suffer to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance at a day; -- said of a prisoner.

Definition of Mainprise

1. Verb. (legal) To suffer (a prisoner) to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance on a given day. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mainprise

mainlines
mainlining
mainly
mainmast
mainmasts
mainor
mainors
mainour
mainours
mainpernable
mainpernor
mainpernors
mainpin
mainpins
mainplane
mainprise (current term)
mainprised
mainprises
mainprising
mains
mainsail
mainsails
mainsheet
mainsheets
mainshock
mainshocks
mainspan
mainspans
mainspring
mainsprings

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