Leet ale
Leet Leet, n. [LL. leta. Cf. F. lit de justice a solemn sitting of the king in Parliament, L. lis, litis, a lawsuit, It., Sp., & Pg. lite.] (Eng. Hist.) A court-leet; the district within the jurisdiction of a court-leet; the day on which a court-leet is held. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: The original intent of the court-leet was to view the frankpledges or freemen within the liberty; hence called the view of frankpledge. Latterly it has fallen into almost entire disuse. --Burrill. Warren's Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

{Leet ale}, a feast or merrymaking in time of leet. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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