Inns of chancery
Inn Inn ([i^]n), n. [AS. in, inn, house, chamber, inn, from AS. in in; akin to Icel. inni house. See {In}.] 1. A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Therefore with me ye may take up your inn For this same night. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel. [1913 Webster]

Note: As distinguished from a private boarding house, an inn is a house for the entertainment of all travelers of good conduct and means of payment, as guests for a brief period, not as lodgers or boarders by contract. [1913 Webster]

The miserable fare and miserable lodgment of a provincial inn. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

3. The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person; as, Leicester Inn. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

4. One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers; as, the Inns of Court; the Inns of Chancery; Serjeants' Inns. [1913 Webster]

{Inns of chancery} (Eng.), colleges in which young students formerly began their law studies, now occupied chiefly bp attorn`ys, solocitors, etc.

{Inns of court} (Eng.), the four societies of ``students and practicers of the law of England'' which in London exercise the exclusive right of admitting persons to practice at the bar; also, the buildings in which the law students and barristers have their chambers. They are the Inner Temple, the Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, and Gray's Inn. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Inns of chancery — Chancery Chan cer*y, n. [F. chancellerie, LL. cancellaria, from L. cancellarius. See {Chancellor}, and cf. {Chancellery}.] 1. In England, formerly, the highest court of judicature next to the Parliament, exercising jurisdiction at law, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inns of chancery — Ancient preparatory colleges where qualified clerks studied the drafting of writs, which was a function of the officers of the Court of Chancery. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. inns of chancery …   Law dictionary

  • Inns of Chancery — Staple Inn, the only Inn of Chancery to survive largely intact. The Inns of Chancery or Hospida Cancellarie …   Wikipedia

  • Inns of Chancery — So called because anciently inhabited by such clerks as chiefly studied the framing of writs, which regularly belonged to the cursitors, who were officers of the Court of Chancery. There were nine of them, Clement s, Clifford s, and Lyon s Inn;… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Inns of Chancery — So called because anciently inhabited by such clerks as chiefly studied the framing of writs, which regularly belonged to the cursitors, who were officers of the Court of Chancery. There were nine of them, Clement s, Clifford s, and Lyon s Inn;… …   Black's law dictionary

  • inns of chancery — Associations of solicitors in London, existing originally for the purpose of instruction in chancery law and practice, later as preparatory schools for students intending to enter one of the inns of court, both of which functions have long been… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Inns of Chancery —    For the study and practice of the law.    These consisted of nine Inns, attached to the four Inns of Court, as follows : Clifford s Inn, Lyon s Inn, to the Inner Temple ; Strand Inn, New Inn, to the Middle Temple ; Furnival s Inn, Thavies Inn …   Dictionary of London

  • Inns Of Court — Les armoiries des 4 Inns of Court En Grande Bretagne, les Inns of Court (littéralement : « auberge de la Cour »), sont des institutions de formation professionnelle destinées aux avocats plaideurs (barristers). Elles ont aussi des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Inns of court — Les armoiries des 4 Inns of Court En Grande Bretagne, les Inns of Court (littéralement : « auberge de la Cour »), sont des institutions de formation professionnelle destinées aux avocats plaideurs (barristers). Elles ont aussi des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Inns of Court — (engl., spr. kört), in England Gesamtname der freien Innungen oder Assoziationen der Rechtsgelehrten und der die Rechtswissenschaft Studierenden, deren es in London vier gibt (s. Barrister). Dann Bezeichnung der großen, prächtigen Gebäude oder… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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