Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Enforce the forfeit of (a surety for bail or other recognizance)
- ‘There have been plenty of decided cases in recent years relating to the obligations of sureties and the circumstances in which their recognisances may be estreated in whole or in part.’
- ‘It should not be anticipated that the courts will order the entire bail to be estreated when there is no evidence (other than the certificate) to weigh the appropriate sanction.’
- ‘What the Corporation owned at dissolution was estreated to the Crown.’
A copy of a court record for use in the enforcement of a fine or forfeiture of a recognizance.
- ‘The right to estreat is triggered by the non-attendance of the defendant at court.’
Middle English: from Old French estraite, feminine past participle of estraire, from Latin extrahere draw out (see extract).
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.