448. Recognisances to keep the peace by statute.

Any court of record1 having a criminal jurisdiction has, as ancillary to that jurisdiction, the power to bind over to keep the peace, and power to bind over to be of good behaviour2, a person who, or whose case, is before the court3, by requiring him to enter into his own recognisance or to find sureties or both, and committing him to prison if he does not comply4.

The power of a magistrates' court5 on the complaint of any person to adjudge any other person to enter into a recognisance, with or without sureties, to keep the peace or to