Pleas of the Crown


Pleas of the Crown
The crown reserved certain grave crimes to its own jurisdiction, e.g. the harbouring of outlaws, ambush, forcible entry into a house. This ensured that local pressure or influence would not play a part in judgement.

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  • Pleas of the crown — Crown Crown (kroun), n. [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF. corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath; akin to Gr. korw nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pleas of the crown — Etymology: translation of Medieval Latin placita coronae 1. a. Eng & Scots law : the pleas or actions of which the crown formerly claimed exclusive jurisdiction as affecting the king s peace b. Scots law : the judicial proceedings involving… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pleas of the crown — Plea Plea, n. [OE. plee, plai, plait, fr. OF. plait, plaid, plet, LL. placitum judgment, decision, assembly, court, fr. L. placitum that which is pleasing, an opinion, sentiment, from placere to please. See {Please}, and cf. {Placit}, {Plead}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pleas of the Crown — ♦ The more serious crimes, breaches of the king s peace, and specially designated offences such as concealment of treasure trove, jurisdiction over which could be exercised by no one except officers of the Crown. (Warren, W.L. Henry II, 635) …   Medieval glossary

  • pleas of the crown — Criminal cases, so called in England, because the majesty of the whole community centers in the king, who by law is supposed to be the person injured by every infraction of the public rights. See 4 Bl Comm 2 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • On the Crown — (Greek: Ὑπὲρ Κτησιφῶντος περὶ τοῦ Στεφάνου) is the most famous judicial oration of the prominent Athenian statesman and orator Demosthenes, delivered in 330 BC. Contents 1 Historical background 2 Content of the speech 3 …   Wikipedia

  • The Seal of Confession —     The Law of the Seal of Confession     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Law of the Seal of Confession     In the Decretum of the Gratian who compiled the edicts of previous councils and the principles of Church law which he published about 1151,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Crown — (kroun), n. [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF. corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath; akin to Gr. korw nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn. Cf. {Cornice},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crown antler — Crown Crown (kroun), n. [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF. corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath; akin to Gr. korw nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crown bar — Crown Crown (kroun), n. [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF. corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath; akin to Gr. korw nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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