Court-baron
Court-baron Court"-bar`on (-b?r`?n), n. (Law) An inferior court of civil jurisdiction, attached to a manor, and held by the steward; a baron's court; -- now fallen into disuse. [1913 Webster]

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  • Court baron — Court held before a manor s freemen that dealt with services owed to the lord by tenants; also for the recovery of debts of less that 40s. However, the court had no power to imprison. Somewhat strangely, it appears that the court baron has not… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Court baron — A Court baron is an English manorial court dating from the Middle Ages. It was laid down by Sir Edward Coke that a manor had two courts, the first by the common law, and is called a court baron, the freeholders ( barons ) being its suitors; the… …   Wikipedia

  • court baron — ▪ medieval court Latin  Curia Baronis        (“baron s court”), medieval English manorial court, or halimoot, that any lord could hold for and among his tenants. By the 13th century the steward of the manor, a lawyer, usually presided; originally …   Universalium

  • court-baron — In English law, a court which, although not one of record, was incident to every manor, and could not be severed therefrom. It was ordained for the maintenance of the services and duties stipulated for by lords of manors, and for the purpose of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • court-baron — In English law, a court which, although not one of record, was incident to every manor, and could not be severed therefrom. It was ordained for the maintenance of the services and duties stipulated for by lords of manors, and for the purpose of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • court baron — ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun (plural courts baron or court barons) Etymology: Anglo French court baron, literally, baron s court : an inferior manorial court presided over by its lord or his steward that had jurisdiction over certain cases (as petty… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Court Baron — A court of free tenants who determined the fate of other free tenants prior to the 14th century. Also a handbook by the same name, for use by seigniorial lords, containing precedence and guides so that justice might be more evenly administered.… …   Medieval glossary

  • court-baron — court barˈon noun (historical) The assembly of freehold tenants of a manor under a lord • • • Main Entry: ↑court …   Useful english dictionary

  • court baron — noun A form of manorial court that administered the common law for free tenants …   Wiktionary

  • court-baron — A court within a manor in which the tenants litigated and were tried …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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