What does BAR FEE mean?

BAR FEE meaning in Law Dictionary

In English law. a fee taken because of the sheriff, time out of brain, for almost any prisoner that is acquitted. Bac. Abr. "Extortion." Abolished by St. 14 Geo. III. c. 2G; 55 Geo. III. c. 50; 8 & 9 Vict. c. 114.