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ABOVE. Literally higher in place: But in law this word is sometimes used to designate the superior court, or one which may revise proceedings of an inferior court error, from such inferior jurisdiction. The court of error is called the court above; the court whose proceedings are to be examined is called the court below.
     2. By bail above, is understood bail to the action entered with the prothonotary or clerk, which is an appearance. See Bail above. The bail given to the Sheriff, in civil cases, when the defendant is arrested on bailable process, is called bail below; (q.v.) vide Below.

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She says that she has been able to handle the challenging role thanks to her acting coach, Lylian Chuvin, and her co-stars - who aren't above teasing her to break her concentration.
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This is America and I intend to make sure Fox Sports knows they aren't above the law.
Because nothing will get the message through to the bankers that they aren't above the law like the sight of one of their contemporaries serving time in jail.
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But the Lakers aren't above a little extra heavy lifting these days, and they gradually pulled away from the Bucks to improve their record to 24-11.
These days, perfectly butch guys aren't above wearing a touch of mascara and eyeliner, so what's wrong with a little nail varnish?
After all, even some racing professionals, who really should know better, aren't above wallowing in sentimental hogwash now and again, like the trainers who frequently declare, after their charges have finally won that elusive big race: "I'm so happy for the horse
You don't have to be a Conservative to regard this proposal as being a blatant case of gerrymandering, but then the Conservatives aren't above a bit oft hat themselves.