What does mainprise mean?

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Mainprise(noun)

    a writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to take sureties, called mainpernors, for the prisoner's appearance, and to let him go at large. This writ is now obsolete

  2. Mainprise(noun)

    deliverance of a prisoner on security for his appearance at a day

  3. Mainprise(verb)

    to suffer to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance at a day; -- said of a prisoner

  4. Origin: [F. main hand + prise a taking, fr. prendre, p. p. pris to take, fr. L. prehendere, prehensum.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mainprise in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mainprise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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