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

    In chains.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In chains; in actual custody. Gilb. Forum Rom. 97. Applied also, figuratively, to the condition of a person who is compelled to submit to terms which oppression and his necessities Impose on him. 1 Story, Eq. Jur. ยง 302.