Tyburn ticket

Tyburn ticket
Tyburn ticket Ty"burn tick`et [So called in allusion to Tyburn, formerly a place of execution in England.] (O. Eng. Law) A certificate given to one who prosecutes a felon to conviction, exempting him from certain parish and ward offices. [1913 Webster]

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