Earl Marshal, Court of the

The Court of the Earl Marshal of England was by the 14c a court with jurisdiction over a wide range of military matters, such as discipline in the army, treason, also prisoners of war and disputed heraldic arms. What remains is the jurisdiction over heraldic arms according to the law of arms. The title of Earl Marshal is now hereditary in the line of the dukes of Norfolk.

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  • Earl Marshal — Arms of Her Majesty s Government …   Wikipedia

  • Earl marshal of England — Marshal Mar shal, n. [OE. mareschal, OF. mareschal, F. mar[ e]chal, LL. mariscalcus, from OHG. marah scalc (G. marschall); marah horse + scalc servant (akin to AS. scealc, Goth. skalks). F. mar[ e]chal signifies, a marshal, and a farrier. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Earl marshal of Scotland — Marshal Mar shal, n. [OE. mareschal, OF. mareschal, F. mar[ e]chal, LL. mariscalcus, from OHG. marah scalc (G. marschall); marah horse + scalc servant (akin to AS. scealc, Goth. skalks). F. mar[ e]chal signifies, a marshal, and a farrier. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earl marshal — The eighth great officer of state in England. At one time the earl marshal presided over the court of chivalry when it was held as a military court, or court of honor and when this court was held as a criminal court, it was presided over by the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Earl marshal — Earl mar shal An officer of state in England who marshals and orders all great ceremonials, takes cognizance of matters relating to honor, arms, and pedigree, and directs the proclamation of peace and war. The court of chivalry was formerly under …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Earl Marshal — Das Amt des Earl Marshal ist ein mittelalterlicher Titel des Ritterstands in England, Irland, Schottland und später im Vereinigten Königreich. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 England 2 Lords Marshal von England 1135 1397 3 Earls Marshal von En …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Court of the Earl Marshal — In the reign of William the Conqueror the marshal was next in rank to the constable, in command of the army. When the constable s office ceased, his duties devolved upon the earl marshal. The military Court of the Constable came to be known as… …   Black's law dictionary

  • earl marshal's court — noun Usage: usually capitalized E&M, often capitalized C : the English court of chivalry since the time when it has been held before the earl marshal alone called also Marshal s court; compare court of the constable and marshal …   Useful english dictionary

  • court of the constable and marshal — Usage: usually capitalized both Cs & M : the English court of chivalry at the period when both the lord high constable and the earl marshal presided in it compare earl marshal s court …   Useful english dictionary

  • Earl Marshal of England — A great officer of state who had anciently several courts under his jurisdiction, as the court of chivalry and the court of honor. Under him is the herald s office, or college of arms. He was also a judge of the Marshalsea court, now abolished.… …   Black's law dictionary

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