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backing

noun advocacy, aegis, aid, approval, auspices, championing, charity, comfort, commendation, cooperation, coverage, defense, favor, financing, furtherance, guarantee, guidance, help, indorsement, interest, investment, loan, maintenance, patronage, promotion, protection, reinforcement, relief, seconding, security, service, sponsorship, strengthening, subsidy, succor, support, sustenance, warranty
See also: advocacy, aid, assistance, auspices, charity, coverage, favor, guaranty, guidance, help, indorsement, insurance, investment, loan, patronage, promotion, reinforcement, relief, sanction, service, subsidy, support

BACKING, crim. law practice. Backing a warrant occurs whenever it becomes necessary to execute it out of the jurisdiction of the magistrate who granted it; as when an offender escapes out of the county in which he committed the offence with which he is charged, into another county. In such a case, a magistrate of the county in which the offender may, be found, endorses, or writes his name on the back of the warrant, and thereby gives authority to execute it within his jurisdiction. This is called backing the warrant. This may be from county to county, if necessary.

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From this apprehension, however, I was quickly relieved; for Kory-Kory, leaping from the pi-pi, and then backing himself up against it, like a porter in readiness to shoulder a trunk, with loud vociferations and a superabundance of gestures, gave me to understand that I was to mount upon his back and be thus transported to the stream, which flowed perhaps two hundred yards from the house.
I have seen the boy before,” said Benjamin, who wanted little encouragement to speak; “he has been backing and filling in the wake of Natty Bumppo, through the mountains, after deer, like a Dutch long- boat in tow of an Albany sloop.
I am very much in earnest, and there is not the slightest danger of my getting discouraged or backing out.
em about in the Fork--the forked stick that you put round their necks, you know--is insolence--same as not backing your topsails in the old days.
snapped Uncle Salters, backing water with a splash.
They were backing and wheeling as a grain-cart's axle caught them by the horns.
THOU wast never afraid of ME, Little Frog," said Mother Wolf, backing into the high grass, and blotting herself out, as she knew how.
You know very well that two or three fearless articles, something in my style, you know, would soon put a stop to all that underhand backing of your king.
Thus he went on increasing in iniquity, month after month, until, at the close of the first year, he not only insisted upon wearing moustaches, but had contracted a propensity for cursing and swearing, and for backing his assertions by bets.
Look here, sir," said I, backing to the door and opening it; "you can be as abusive as you like.