Arches Court
Arches Arch"es, pl. of {Arch}, n. [1913 Webster]

{Court of arches}, or {Arches Court} (Eng. Law), the court of appeal of the Archbishop of Canterbury, whereof the judge, who sits as deputy to the archbishop, is called the Dean of the Arches, because he anciently held his court in the church of St. Mary-le-Bow (de arcubus). It is now held in Westminster. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]


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  • Arches court — (engl., spr. artsch s kohrt, The Court of Arches), das älteste u. vornehmste, unter dem Bischof von Canterbury stehende geistliche Consistorium in England, von dem nur noch Appellation an den Court of Chancery Statt findet …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Arches court — (engl. artsch kort), das vornehmste geistliche Consistorium in England, unter dem Erzbischof von Canterbury stehend …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • arches-court — see arch n. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arches Court — The Arches Court permanent home is St Mary le Bow …   Wikipedia

  • Arches Court — /archaz kort/ In English ecclesiastical law, a court of appeal belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the judge of which is called the Dean of the Arches , because his court was anciently held in the church of Saint Mary le Bow (Sancta Maria… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Arches Court — /archaz kort/ In English ecclesiastical law, a court of appeal belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the judge of which is called the Dean of the Arches , because his court was anciently held in the church of Saint Mary le Bow (Sancta Maria… …   Black's law dictionary

  • arches court — An ecclesiastical court of appeal and of original jurisdiction. It was the court of appeal from all the diocesan courts, and its original jurisdiction, which had been universal in ecclesiastical cases, was greatly curtailed by the Statute of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Arches, Court of — See Curia de Arcubus …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Arches, Court of —    See Doctors Commons and St. Mary le Bow …   Dictionary of London

  • Court of arches — Arches Arch es, pl. of {Arch}, n. [1913 Webster] {Court of arches}, or {Arches Court} (Eng. Law), the court of appeal of the Archbishop of Canterbury, whereof the judge, who sits as deputy to the archbishop, is called the Dean of the Arches,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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