Greencloth Green"cloth` (-kl[o^]th`; 115), n. A board or court of justice formerly held in the counting house of the British sovereign's household, composed of the lord steward and his officers, and having cognizance of matters of justice in the household, with power to correct offenders and keep the peace within the verge of the palace, which extends two hundred yards beyond the gates. [1913 Webster]

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  • greencloth — greenˈcloth noun 1. A gaming table (informal) 2. A department of the royal household chiefly concerned with the commissariat (from the green cloth on the table round which its officials sat) • • • Main Entry: ↑green …   Useful english dictionary

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