What is DE MANUCAPTIONE?

Writ of manucaption, or mainprise. A writ which lay for one
who, being taken and imprisoned on a charge of felony, had offered bail, which had
been refused; requiring the sheriff to discharge him on his finding sufficient mainpernors
or bail. Reg. Orig. 2086; Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 249, G.

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