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 for Commission of general gaol delivery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gaol \Gaol\ (j[=a]l), n. [See Jail.]
     A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or
     provisional imprisonment; a jail. [Preferably, and in the
     United States usually, written jail.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Commission of general gaol delivery, an authority conferred
        upon judges and others included in it, for trying and
        delivering every prisoner in jail when the judges, upon
        their circuit, arrive at the place for holding court, and
        for discharging any whom the grand jury fail to indict.
        [Eng.]
  
     Gaol delivery. (Law) See Jail delivery, under Jail.
        [1913 Webster]

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