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DE FRANGENTI3US PRISONAM Definition & Legal Meaning

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Concerning those that break prison. The title of the statute 1 Edw. II. ordaining that none from thenceforth who broke prison should have judgment of life or limb for breaking prison only, unless the cause for which he was taken and imprisoned required such a judgment if he was lawfully convicted thereof. 2 Reeve. Eng. Law. 290; 2 Inst. 5S9.


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