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jail delivery

noun
1.
a liberation of persons from prison, especially by force.
2.
the act of clearing a jail of prisoners by bringing them to trial, as at the assizes in England.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for jail delivery

jail delivery

noun
1.
forcible and illegal liberation of prisoners from jail
2.
(English law) (formerly) a commission issued to assize judges when they come to a circuit town authorizing them to try all prisoners and release those acquitted
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