Liberty of the yard

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Liberty of the yard a liberty, granted to persons imprisoned for debt, of walking in the yard, or within any other limits prescribed by law, on their giving bond not to go beyond those limits.
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Usage

In literature:

May I take the liberty of asking you to walk a few yards with me?
"The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot
One day, the first day that Mux was given the liberty of the yard, who should he run foul of but Tom!
"Roof and Meadow" by Dallas Lore Sharp
I wish we had liberty to string up the whole lot of them at our yard-arms, they would only get their proper deserts.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
I have taken the liberty of wiring your house and your horse-barn and cow-barn and your barn-yard.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
There were fifteen brought out of the yard, and some of them got their liberty offered, if they would witness against me.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
In the privacy of the offices, just within the gates of the yards, Ruxton and his father were at liberty to talk more freely.
"The Men Who Wrought" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In news:

RICHLAND — Highlighted by six touchdown tosses and 242 yards of passing from Liberty Christian quarterback Mike Olson, the top-ranked Patiots scored early and often in a 66-6 rout over Pomeroy Friday night in Southeast 1B football.
John Wiernicki of the Liberty Ranch Hawks gets away from a Galt Warriors defender as he scores a touchdown on an 85-yard run at Erv Hatzenbuhler Field in Galt on Friday, Nov 4, 2011.
Kenny Jackson scored a pair of touchdowns, and Shaker rushed for 205 yards on 35 carries as the Blue Bison pounded LaSalle , 33-6, in a Class AA Liberty League football game Friday night.
Liberty will tackle the risk of moving the Moore House to its new home on the edge of the Moore Road property, only a little more than 100 yards away.
Alex DuVall, Liberty High School junior, hits her golf ball and some rain water toward the green of the par-4, 285-yard ninth hole April 27.
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