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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.]
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.
Gaol delivery. (Law) See Jail delivery, under Jail.
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