in Scots law, the crime of breaking out and escaping from a prison (but not a temporary police cell) if held on a lawful warrant. Likewise, a person who breaks into a prison to rescue a prisoner commits the crime. See, for England, escape.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
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prison-breaking — noun an escape from jail the breakout was carefully planned • Syn: ↑break, ↑breakout, ↑jailbreak, ↑gaolbreak, ↑prisonbreak • Derivationally related forms: ↑break out ( … Useful english dictionary
prison-breaking — escaping from prison … English contemporary dictionary
prison breaking — Same as prison breach. 27 Am J2d Escape § 2 … Ballentine's law dictionary
prison breaking — noun see prison breach … Useful english dictionary
prison — A public building or other place for the confinement of persons, whether as a punishment imposed by the law or otherwise in the course of the administration of justice. A state or federal correctional institution for incarceration of felony… … Black's law dictionary
breaking prison or jail — See prison breaking; jail breaking. break or enter. See breaking and entering … Ballentine's law dictionary
breaking — A breakage; the removal of any protection against intrusion for the purpose of effecting an unlawful entry; a substantial and forcible act within the meaning of the offense of burglary, 13 Am J2d Burg § 8, although pushing open a door entirely… … Ballentine's law dictionary
prison — n. & v. n. 1 a place in which a person is kept in captivity, esp. a building to which persons are legally committed while awaiting trial or for punishment; a jail. 2 custody, confinement (in prison). v.tr. poet. (prisoned, prisoning) put in… … Useful english dictionary
breaking out — A rash on the skin; criminal offense in breaking out of a building after entry with intent to commit a felony. 13 Am J2d Burgl. § 14. See prison breaking; jail breaking … Ballentine's law dictionary
prison breach — noun or prison breaking : a common law crime that is now often modified by statute and that involves escape of a prisoner by force and violence from a place in which he is lawfully in custody compare rescue … Useful english dictionary