The court of the "marshal at which cases involving the king's servants were heard; as were cases which fell within the "verge. From this, there was the prison known as the Marshalsea, where such a court was to be found in Southwark, under the control of the marshal. During the king's travels around the country, or across the channel, the marshalsea would oversee many of the arrangements necessary for moving such a great organisation. -

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  • Marshalsea — [mär′shəl sē΄] n. [ME marschalcie < Anglo Fr mareschalcie < ML marescalcia: see MARSHAL] 1. a British court of justice, abolished in 1849, under the marshal of the royal household 2. a prison in Southwark, London, for debtors, etc.,… …   English World dictionary

  • Marshalsea — /mahr sheuhl see /, n. Brit. Hist. 1. the court of the marshal of the royal household. 2. a debtors prison in London, abolished in 1842. [1350 1400; ME marchalsye, var. of MARSCHALCIE. See MARSHAL, CY] * * * ▪ prison, London, United Kingdom… …   Universalium

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  • Marshalsea — An old prison in London which formerly belonged to the court of king s bench. See court of the Marshalsea …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • marshalsea — ˈmärshəl(ˌ)sē noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Middle English marshalcie marshalcy, marshalsea more at marshalcy : a former English court held before the lord steward and the knight marshal of the royal household originally to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marshalsea — Mar|shal|sea, the a prison in London in the past, where people were sent when they could not pay their debts. Part of the novel Little Dorrit by Charles ↑Dickens is set in this prison …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • marshalsea — [ mα:ʃ(ə)lsi:] noun (in England) a court formerly held before the steward and the knight marshal of the royal household. Origin ME: earlier spelling marchalcy …   English new terms dictionary

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