Manorial-court sentence example

manorial-court
  • The town, though frequently the centre for medieval assizes and inquisitions, never became a municipal or parliamentary borough, but was governed by two constables, elected in the manorial court.
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  • Here was held the manorial court of Furness Abbey.
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  • These writs entitled them to appear as plaintiffs against the lord in his own manorial court and, eventually, to have the question at issue examined by way of appeal, on a writ of error, or by reservation on some legal points in the upper courts of the king.
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  • At the end of the same century the court for the view of frankpledge was generally known as the court leet, and was usually a manorial court in private hands.
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