The person who guaranteed an elected knight's attendance at parliament, the guarantee being provided in the sheriff's *county court; also, a person who assured a criminal's attendance at court on the due date. [< OldFr. main = hand + prendre = take; thus to take in hand] -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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