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 aninferior court error, from such inferior jurisdiction. The court of error iscalled the court above; the court whose proceedings are to be examined iscalled the court below. 2. By bail above, is understood bail to the action entered with theprothonotary or clerk, which is an appearance. See Bail above. The bailgiven to the Sheriff, in civil cases, when the defendant is arrested onbailable process, is called bail below; (q.v.) vide Below.