In practice. Inferior; of inferior jurisdiction, or jurisdiction in the first instance. The court from which a cause is removed for review is called the “court below.” Preliminary; auxiliary or instrumental. Bail to the sheriff is called “bail below,” as being preliminary to and intended to secure the putting in of bail above, or special bail. See Bail.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
Lower in place, beneath, not so high as some other thing spoken of, of tacitly referred to. 2. The court below is an inferior court, whose, proceedings may be examined on error by a superior court, which is called the court above. 3. Bail below is that given to the sheriff in bailable actions, which is so called to distinguish it from bail to t-he action, which is called bail above. See Above; Bail above; Bail below.