a#39;Maintenancea#39; - the effort to influence the outcome of litigation in a court of law a and a#39;embracerya#39; a the intimidation of a ... whether convened by the sheriff in response to a writ from Westminster or empanelled by justices of nisi prius or oyer ... In this situation effective government in the shires required constant vigilance.
|Title||:||From Lord to Patron|
|Author||:||John Malcolm William Bean|
|Publisher||:||Manchester University Press - 1989-01-01|