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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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FROM THE MEMORY HOLE The King of Pop wasn't above entertaining lesser royalty.
And Jones wasn't above handing down a few words of wisdom when it came to his fellow judges either.
Recently the Prime Minister had said that he wasn't above the law of the land.
According to federal scientists, no one under age 27 has ever experienced a month in which the global temperature wasn't above the 20th century average.
And he wasn't above borrowing bits and pieces from firearms that he liked--and thought his customers might appreciate.
Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball, wasn't above spending two nights at the Capitol to be the first to file bills for the next legislative session.
On air, Peter was usually the paragon of fairness, yet in private he wasn't above cheating at golf and swearing at an opponent.
And the journalist-turned-TV star wasn't above a kick-around with the children who came to the No Power Hour celebration.
He characterized Berg as the type of leader who wasn't above typing his own letter or doing his own data entry.
But she wasn't above going after one with a poker if he was delinquent in his insurance premium.
This so-called Metse-Tsate-Nfo had to learn that he wasn't above the law of the land--his law.
Since so few of us read music, we learnt our parts by Charlie singing them to us or playing them on the piano until we were note perfect, and if he thought we were not singing loudly enough he wasn't above augmenting our sound by joining the sopranos with a loud falsetto of his own