Court of delegates
Delegate Del"e*gate, n. [L. delegatus, p. p. of delegare to send, delegate; de- + legare to send with a commission, to depute. See {Legate}.] 1. Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar. [1913 Webster]

2. (a) One elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting. (b) One sent by any constituency to act as its representative in a convention; as, a delegate to a convention for nominating officers, or for forming or altering a constitution. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{Court of delegates}, formerly, the great court of appeal from the archbishops' courts and also from the court of admiralty. It is now abolished, and the privy council is the immediate court of appeal in such cases. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Court of Delegates — An English tribunal composed of delegates appointed by royal commission, and formerly the great court of appeal in all ecclesiastical causes. The powers of the court were, by 2 & 3 Wm. IV, c. 92, transferred to the privy council. 3 Bl.Comm. 66. A …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Delegates — An English tribunal composed of delegates appointed by royal commission, and formerly the great court of appeal in all ecclesiastical causes. The powers of the court were, by 2 & 3 Wm. IV, c. 92, transferred to the privy council. 3 Bl.Comm. 66. A …   Black's law dictionary

  • court of delegates — The great court of appeal in all ecclesiastical cases. The judices delegati or judges of the court were appointed by the king s commission issuing out of chancery to represent his royal person, and hear all appeals in ecclesiastical matters. The… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of delegates — Usage: often capitalized C&D : a former English high court of appeal composed of commissioners appointed by the Crown and having jurisdiction over ecclesiastical cases now heard by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council …   Useful english dictionary

  • High Court of Delegates — See Court of Delegates …   Black's law dictionary

  • High Court of Delegates — See Court of Delegates …   Black's law dictionary

  • (the )high court of delegates — In English law, formerly the court of appeal from the ecclesiastical and admiralty courts. Abolished upon the judicial committee of the privy council being constituted the court of appeal in such cases …   Black's law dictionary

  • (the )high court of delegates — In English law, formerly the court of appeal from the ecclesiastical and admiralty courts. Abolished upon the judicial committee of the privy council being constituted the court of appeal in such cases …   Black's law dictionary

  • High Court of Delegates — An English court, no longer existing, which formerly had jurisdiction of appeals from the ecclesiastical and admiralty courts …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Court of Chivalry — A session of the Court of Chivalry being held in the College of Arms, depicted in 1809. Her Majesty s High Court of Chivalry of England and Wales is a civil court in England. It has had jurisdiction in cases of the misuse of heraldic arms since… …   Wikipedia

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