|prep.||1.||In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; - opposed to |
|2.||Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; beyond; higher in measure or degree than; |
|3.||Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; |
|adv.||1.||In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; |
|2.||Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.|
|3.||Higher in rank or power; |
|4.||More than; |
|Adj.||1.||above - appearing earlier in the same text; "flaws in the above interpretation"|
|Adv.||1.||above - at an earlier place; "see above"|
below - at a later place; "see below"
|2.||above - in or to a place that is higher|
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.