- outside of court; without legal proceedings.
Origin of in pais
< Anglo-French: in (the) country
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Examples from the Web for pais
It was after 1219 that trial by the jury of twelve (known as trial in pais) began to develop.
Pais he makede men dr. Wua sua bare his byrthen gold sylure.
It is not at all clear that at the outset the trial by the country (in pais; in patria) was before another and different jury.
They claim the honor of carrying our travelling-bag fifty paces for a pais—about four centimes.
Estoppel is said to arise in three ways— by record or judgment, by deed, and by matter in pais or conduct.