jail delivery


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jail delivery

n
1. forcible and illegal liberation of prisoners from jail
2. (Law) 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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Noun1.jail delivery - the use of force to liberate prisoners
freeing, liberation, release - the act of liberating someone or something
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At the time the court heard that Dawson, who is expecting her third child next month, had been paying off a drug debt in instalments but her dealers demanded the whole amount, threatening to burn down her home and to harm her and her kids unless she made the jail delivery.
The town of Dawson sprung up almost over night, filled with what one reporter called "the sweeping of the slums of the World's cities and what appeared to be the result of a general jail delivery.
These human endings are accessible to us now through fragmentary court and jail delivery records, but only glimpsed in Titus in the guise of a 'clown-messenger' who is arbitrarily and summarily sentenced to hang.