Inns of Court

Institutions in London responsible for legal education: Lincoln's Inn, Gray's Inn, Inner Temple and Middle Temple. The benches, their governing bodies, had the exclusive right to admit or not persons to practice: they are formally called to the *bar. English law was studied, not Roman. By the mid-13c, common law had increased by practice and become intricate, requiring lay professionals. The clerks who worked in the *chancellor's offices seem to have taken students and trained them.

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  • Inns Of Court — Les armoiries des 4 Inns of Court En Grande Bretagne, les Inns of Court (littéralement : « auberge de la Cour »), sont des institutions de formation professionnelle destinées aux avocats plaideurs (barristers). Elles ont aussi des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Inns of Court — 1: the four sets of buildings in London belonging to four societies of students and practitioners of the law 2: the four societies that alone admit to practice at the English bar Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Inns of Court — (engl., spr. kört), in England Gesamtname der freien Innungen oder Assoziationen der Rechtsgelehrten und der die Rechtswissenschaft Studierenden, deren es in London vier gibt (s. Barrister). Dann Bezeichnung der großen, prächtigen Gebäude oder… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Inns of Court — ˌInns of ˈCourt also Inns noun [plural] LAW four societies in London whose members have the right to act as barrister S (= lawyers who can argue cases in the higher courts) …   Financial and business terms

  • Inns of court — (engl., spr. Inns of Kohrt, Gerichtscollegien), ursprünglich Rechtsschulen (Rechtscorporationen, da Inn früher die Wohnung der Edelleute bezeichnete u. diese ausschließlich zum Rechtsstudium zugelassen wurden), sie waren ehemals viel bedeutender …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Inns of Court — (spr. kohrt), die engl. Rechtskorporationen mit Rechtsschulen zum Studium des gemeinen Rechts …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Inns of court — (engl. – kohrt), s. Barrister; i. of chancery (tschänseri), die Anstalten, in welchen die künftigen Kanzleibeamten gebildet werden …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Inns of Court — Inns of Court, the the four law societies and their buildings in London, for students and practising ↑barristers, which an English barrister must belong to. The four societies are Lincoln s Inn, the Inner Temple, the Middle Temple, and Gray s Inn …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Inns of Court — Inns′ of Court′ n. 1) law the four legal societies in England that have the exclusive privilege of calling candidates to the bar 2) law the buildings occupied by these societies …   From formal English to slang

  • Inns of Court — n. [see INN, 3] 1. the four legal societies in London having the exclusive right to admit persons to practice at the bar 2. the four groups of buildings ( Gray s Inn, Lincoln s Inn, Inner Temple, and Middle Temple) belonging to these societies …   English World dictionary

  • Inns of Court — The Inns of Court in London are the professional associations to one of which every barrister in England and Wales (and those judges who were formerly barristers) must belong. They have supervisory and disciplinary functions over their members.… …   Wikipedia

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