Common Pleas, Court of

Established by Henry II in 1178, it comprised five members of his own council (the *curia regis) specifically to hear pleas - civil suits not involving the crown. However, this court was not wholly independent until *Magna Carta determined the need for a specific place for civil cases, i.e. in Westminster Hall. By 1272 it had acquired a chief justice. -

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  • Common Pleas, Court of — English court of law founded in 1178 to hear civil disputes. Under the Magna Carta (1215), it attained jurisdiction separate from the King s (Queen s) Court, though its decisions were subject to review by the latter. Beginning in the 15th century …   Universalium

  • common pleas court — See Court of Common Pleas …   Black's law dictionary

  • common pleas court — See Court of Common fleas …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of common pleas — often cap C&C&P: an intermediate level court in some states (as Arkansas, Connecticut, and Ohio) having limited jurisdiction over various civil and criminal matters Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Court of Common Pleas (England) — Der Court of Common Pleas war das älteste Common Law Gericht. Es wurde im späten 12. Jahrhundert eingerichtet und verhandelte Zivilrechtsfälle zwischen den Parteien. Es war das geschäftigste Gericht im 15. Jahrhundert und hatte einen Oberrichter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Court of Common Pleas — may refer to several different courts: England and Wales and Ireland: Court of Common Pleas (England) Court of Common Pleas (Ireland) United States: four types of state trial courts still in existence, all with names stemming from English common… …   Wikipedia

  • common pleas — n: court of common pleas Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. common pleas …   Law dictionary

  • Court of Common pleas — Court Court (k[=o]rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co + a root akin to Gr. chorto s inclosure, feeding place, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common pleas — Common Com mon, a. [Compar. {Commoner}; superl. {Commonest}.] [OE. commun, comon, OF. comun, F. commun, fr. L. communis; com + munis ready to be of service; cf. Skr. mi to make fast, set up, build, Goth. gamains common, G. gemein, and E. mean low …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Court of Common Pleas — bezeichnet: Court of Common Pleas (England und Wales) Court of Common Pleas (Vereinigte Staaten) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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