- Curia de Arcubus
- The Court of the Arches was the court of the province of Canterbury. It acquired this name from the church where it sat, St Mary de Arcubus, i.e. St Mary-le-Bow (the church with the well-known *Bow bells). [Lat. arcubus = a bow, an arc; curia = court]
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Arches, Court of — See Curia de Arcubus … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases
Bow bells — The famous bells of the church of St Mary le Bow in Cheapside in London. They were sounded at night at *curfew, to call people in from the fields immediately outside London s walls. Cf. Curia de Arcubus … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases