Gaol delivery
Gaol Gaol (j[=a]l), n. [See {Jail}.] A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail. [Preferably, and in the United States usually, written {jail}.] [1913 Webster]

{Commission of general gaol delivery}, an authority conferred upon judges and others included in it, for trying and delivering every prisoner in jail when the judges, upon their circuit, arrive at the place for holding court, and for discharging any whom the grand jury fail to indict. [Eng.]

{Gaol delivery}. (Law) See {Jail delivery}, under {Jail}. [1913 Webster]


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  • gaol delivery — jail delivery or gaol delivery noun 1. The clearing of a jail by sending all prisoners to trial 2. Deliverance from jail • • • Main Entry: ↑jail …   Useful english dictionary

  • gaol delivery — Same as jail delivery …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • gaol-delivery — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Commission of general gaol delivery — Gaol Gaol (j[=a]l), n. [See {Jail}.] A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail. [Preferably, and in the United States usually, written {jail}.] [1913 Webster] {Commission of general gaol delivery},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery — Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol (or Jail) Delivery /kort av oyar and tarmanar aend jenaral jeyl dalivariy/ In American law, formerly, a court of criminal jurisdiction in the state of Pennsylvania. It was held at the same time with the …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery — Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol (or Jail) Delivery /kort av oyar and tarmanar aend jenaral jeyl dalivariy/ In American law, formerly, a court of criminal jurisdiction in the state of Pennsylvania. It was held at the same time with the …   Black's law dictionary

  • justices of gaol delivery — In old English law, those justices who were sent with a commission to hear and determine all causes appertaining to persons, who, for any offense, had been cast into gaol. Part of their authority was to punish those who let to mainprise those… …   Black's law dictionary

  • justices of gaol delivery — In old English law, those justices who were sent with a commission to hear and determine all causes appertaining to persons, who, for any offense, had been cast into gaol. Part of their authority was to punish those who let to mainprise those… …   Black's law dictionary

  • commission of gaol delivery — A commission appointed by the court to try all of the prisoners who are confined in a jail …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of oyer and terminer and general gaol delivery — A nisi prius court of criminal jurisdiction in England …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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