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

    A discharge or freedom from amercements where one, having bcen an outlawed fugitive, cometh to the place of our lord of hls own accord. Termes de la Ley. The liberty to hold ceurt and take up the amercements for beating and striking. Cowell. The flne set on a fugitive as the price of obtaining the king's freedom. Spelman.