a liberation of persons from prison, especially by force.
the act of clearing a jail of prisoners by bringing them to trial, as at the assizes in England.
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How to use jail delivery in a sentence
For the most of us there is no jail delivery of those inner depths, and the life above goes on to its honourable end.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
If he believed in those resolutions he should at once have made a general jail delivery.Nullification, Secession Webster's Argument and the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions | Caleb William Loring
“Such a jail-delivery has never been known in New England,” is the testimony handed down.The Salem witchcraft, The planchette mystery, and Modern spiritualism | Harriet Beecher Stowe
Then his own words to the aviator on that night several days ago, came back to him: “Looks like a jail delivery.”Mystery Wings | Roy J. Snell
It was opposed vigorously by Wilson, of Massachusetts, who called it a general jail delivery for the benefit of traitors.The Life of Lyman Trumbull | Horace White
British Dictionary definitions for jail delivery
forcible and illegal liberation of prisoners from jail
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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