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Law dictionary entry - legal definition of embargo

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In English” law. A writ directed to the sheriff, (either generally, when any man Is imprisoned for abailable offense and bail has been refused, or specially, when the offense or causeof commitment is not properly bailable below,) commanding him to take sureties forthe prisoner’s appearance, commonly called “mainpernors,” and to set him at large.3 Bl. Comm. 128.

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