In Scotch law. Securing a criminal’s person till trial, or that of a debtor till he give security juilicio sisti. The order of a judge, by which he who is debtor in a movable obligation to the arrester’s debtor is prohibited to make payment or delivery till the debt due to the arrester be paid or secured. Ersk. Inst. 3, 6, 2.
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