Court of Peculiars
Peculiar Pe*cul"iar, n. 1. That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic. [1913 Webster]

Revenge is . . . the peculiar of Heaven. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eng. Canon Law) A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary. [1913 Webster]

{Court of Peculiars} (Eng. Law), a branch of the Court of Arches having cognizance of the affairs of peculiars. --Blackstone.

{Dean of peculiars}. See under {Dean}, 1. [1913 Webster]


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  • Court of Peculiars — The Court of Peculiars is an ecclesiastical court of the Church of England. The court sits with a Dean, who is also the Dean of the Arches. The Registrars are the Joint Provincial Registrars. The Court of Peculiars deals with all legal matters… …   Wikipedia

  • Court of Peculiars — /kort av pakyuwlyarz/ A spiritual court in England, being a branch of, and annexed to, the Court of Arches. It has a jurisdiction over all those parishes dispersed through the province of Canterbury, in the midst of other dioceses, which are… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Peculiars — /kort av pakyuwlyarz/ A spiritual court in England, being a branch of, and annexed to, the Court of Arches. It has a jurisdiction over all those parishes dispersed through the province of Canterbury, in the midst of other dioceses, which are… …   Black's law dictionary

  • court of peculiars — An ecclesiastical court which was a branch of the court of arches to which it was annexed. It had jurisdiction over those parishes in the province of Canterbury which were situated in dioceses exempt from the ordinary s jurisdiction. All… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Dean of peculiars — Peculiar Pe*cul iar, n. 1. That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic. [1913 Webster] Revenge is . . . the peculiar of Heaven. South. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eng. Canon Law) A particular parish or church… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dean of peculiars — Dean Dean, n. [OE. dene, deene, OF. deien, dien, F. doyen, eldest of a corporation, a dean, L. decanus the chief of ten, one set over ten persons, e. g., over soldiers or over monks, from decem ten. See {Ten}, and cf. {Decemvir}.] 1. A dignitary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peculiars court — See court of peculiars …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Ecclesiastical court — An ecclesiastical court (also called Court Christian or Court Spiritual ) is any of certain courts having jurisdiction mainly in spiritual or religious matters. In the Middle Ages in many areas of Europe these courts had much wider powers than… …   Wikipedia

  • Politics of Jersey — Politics of the Bailiwick of Jersey takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic British Crown Dependency, whereby the Chief Minister of Jersey is the head of government. The government of Jersey is composed of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Dean of a monastery — Dean Dean, n. [OE. dene, deene, OF. deien, dien, F. doyen, eldest of a corporation, a dean, L. decanus the chief of ten, one set over ten persons, e. g., over soldiers or over monks, from decem ten. See {Ten}, and cf. {Decemvir}.] 1. A dignitary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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