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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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I am very much in earnest, and there is not the slightest danger of my getting discouraged or backing out.
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.
So would I," asserted Freddy, backing his mother up--backing up the spirit of her remark rather than the substance.
Well, as a last thought, he pulled out his fiddle as he runned, and struck up a jig, turning to the bull, and backing towards the corner.
At length a plan of action occurred to me, and backing quite close to Tars Tarkas I unfolded my scheme in a low whisper, keeping my eyes still glued upon my end of the room.
Then, backing slowly before them, I commenced the ascent of the spiral.
First one oar is backing water, and then the other; it is seldom that both are going ahead at once.
But, when I had paid for about a dozen chickens that he had killed; and had dragged him, growling and kicking, by the scruff of his neck, out of a hundred and fourteen street fights; and had had a dead cat brought round for my inspection by an irate female, who called me a murderer; and had been summoned by the man next door but one for having a ferocious dog at large, that had kept him pinned up in his own tool-shed, afraid to venture his nose outside the door for over two hours on a cold night; and had learned that the gardener, unknown to myself, had won thirty shillings by backing him to kill rats against time, then I began to think that maybe they'd let him remain on earth for a bit longer, after all.
A single cut of his heavy sword severed the head of one of them, and then the other, backing away clear of that point of death, turned and fled toward the palace at his back.
William," I said, backing away from him, "the head-waiter asked me to say that you could take a fortnight's holiday.