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

    A fine for hanging one without trying him; a fine for permitting an escape.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Saxon law. A fine for illegal hanging of a thief or for allowing him to escape. Immunity from such fine. Du Cange.