Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law. A permission granted to a prisoner to go out of prison, for the purpose of transacting his business, as to hear a case in which he Is concerned at the assizes, etc. Abolished by 5 & 6 Viet. c. 22, ยง 12.

  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A court order permitting a prisoner a day out of prison.