Escape Warrant

Definition of Escape Warrant

In English practice, this was a warrant granted to retake a prisoner committed to the custody of the king’s prison who had escaped therefrom. It was obtained on affidavit from the judge of the court in which the action had been brought, and was directed to all the sheriffs throughout England, commanding them to retake the prisoner and commit him to gaol when and where taken, there to remain until the debt was satisfied.

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