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We found 14 dictionaries that include the word mainprise:

General dictionaries General (12 matching dictionaries)
  1. mainprise: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. mainprise: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  3. mainprise: Wordnik [home, info]
  4. mainprise: Wiktionary [home, info]
  5. Mainprise: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  6. Mainprise: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  7. Mainprise: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  8. mainprise: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  9. Mainprise: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  10. mainprise: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  11. mainprise: The Phrontistery - A Dictionary of Obscure Words [home, info]
  12. Mainprise: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. MAINPRISE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  2. Mainprise: Legal dictionary [home, info]


Quick definitions from Wiktionary (mainprise)

noun:  (law, historical) 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.
noun:  (law, historical) Deliverance of a prisoner on security for his appearance at a day.
verb:  (transitive, law) To allow (a prisoner) to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance on a given day.

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