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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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Whatever the reason, the game was instantly forgettable apart from Wilson's accusation that the Dutchman wasn't above a bit of cheating.
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had their partisans in the fourth estate; Abraham Lincoln wasn't above jailing journalists whose devotion to the Union was half-hearted; and Franklin Roosevelt was a master manipulator.
Hillary wasn't above using beer to build that airfield.
Nonetheless when it came to self- preservation after Diana's death, HM wasn't above spinning a few platitudes together, praising her as exceptional and gifted and saying we should all learn lessons from her life.
Striker Evans has been restricted by the multimillions by paid by Manchester City, while even the unflappable Wayne Hennessey proved he wasn't above the axe losing his Wolves place earlier this year.
If he wasn't above criticism from the Celtic fans what hope is there for anyone else?
The coach also showed he wasn't above making a change in Game 81 of the season, removing guard Smush Parker from the starting lineup and replacing him with rookie Jordan Farmar.
Luke Jackson scored 18 points, but he wasn't above admitting to a case of nerves in his first NCAA Tournament game.
The trouble was, he wasn't above giving out a certain amount of spurious information.
And he wasn't above having a go at Jonathan Morgan, the Tory AM who said he was becoming disillusioned with the Assembly to the extent that he might want to stand for the UK Parliament.
And although he got to his feet after several tries and did remain in the game, Lo Duca wasn't above admitting he was terrified.
It was the first time in a long time that my pulse rate in the fourth quarter wasn't above 150," he said.