What is LIBERTIES?

Privileged districts exempt from the sheriff’s jurisdiction; as, “gaol liberties” or “jail liberties.” See GAOL.Libertinum ingratum leges civiles in pristinam servitutem redignnt; sed leges Angliae semel manumissum semper liberum jndieant. Co. Litt. 137. The civil laws reduce an ungrateful freedman to his original slavery; but the laws of England regard a man once manumitted as ever after free.

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