Piepoudre


Piepoudre
[pie-powder court]
Court presiding over a market, and all commercial dealings therein. It possessed the power to fine or expel any who transgressed, e.g. for short weights or low quality. The term comes from the French pieds = feet + poudre = powder. This was a reference to the dusty or powdery feet of pedlar or *chapman and other wandering sellers. The word was anglicised as 'Pie-powder court'. The Latin form was pes pulverosus.

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  • Piepoudre — Pie pou dre, Piepowder Pie pow der, n. [Lit., dustyfoot, i. e., dusty footed dealers, fr. F. pied foot + poudreux dusty.] (O. Eng. Law) An ancient court of record in England, formerly incident to every fair and market, of which the steward of him …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piepoudre — See Court of Piepoudre …   Black's law dictionary

  • piepoudre — pie·pou·dre …   English syllables

  • piepoudre — …   Useful english dictionary

  • piepoudre court — ▪ law piepoudre also spelled  Piepowder,         lowest and most expeditious of the courts of justice known to the ancient common law of England. It was generally constituted by merchants and dealt with fair trading. The name is derived from the… …   Universalium

  • piepoudre court — See pie powder court …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Court of Piepoudre — /kort av paypowdar/ (Court of Piepoudre Also spelled Pipowder, Pie Powder, Py Powder, Piedpoudre, etc.) The lowest (and most expeditious) of the courts of justice known to the older law of England. It is supposed to have been so called from the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Piepoudre — /kort av paypowdar/ (Court of Piepoudre Also spelled Pipowder, Pie Powder, Py Powder, Piedpoudre, etc.) The lowest (and most expeditious) of the courts of justice known to the older law of England. It is supposed to have been so called from the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • court of piepoudre — See pie powder court …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of piepoudre — …   Useful english dictionary


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