What is TRAD AS IN B ALLIUM?

You deliver to bail. In old English practice. The name of a writ which might be issued in behalf of a party who, upon the writ de odio ct alia, had been found to have been maliciously accused of a crime, commanding the sheriff that, if the prisoner found twelve good and lawful men of the county who would be main- pernors for him, he should deliver him in bail to those twelve, until the next assize, Bract, fol. 123; 1 Iteeve, Eng. Law, 252.

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