Court leet

Court of record for which a royal "charter was required, usually held once or twice a year, to examine members of the "hundred and to punish misdemeanours. -
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  • court-leet — courtˈ leet noun (historical) A court of record held in a manor before the lord or his steward • • • Main Entry: ↑court * * * court leet «KRT LEET, KOHRT », noun. an English court, now nearly extinct, held before a lord or his steward, and having …   Useful english dictionary

  • Court-leet — ( l?t ), n. (Eng. Law) A court of record held once a year, in a particular hundred, lordship, or manor, before the steward of the leet. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Court leet — See also: Leet The court leet was a historical court baron (a manorial court) of England and Wales and Ireland that exercised the view of frankpledge and its attendant police jurisdiction,[1] which was normally restricted to the hundred courts.… …   Wikipedia

  • court leet — ▪ English law plural  Courts Leet, or Court Leets,         an English criminal court for the punishment of small offenses. The use of the word leet, denoting a territorial and a jurisdictional area, spread throughout England in the 14th century,… …   Universalium

  • Court-Leet — The name of an English court of record held once in the year, and not oftener, within a particular hundred, lordship, or manor, before the steward of the leet; being the king s court granted by charter to the lords of those hundreds or manors.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • court leet — noun (plural courts leet also court leets) : a court formerly held in England and the colonies with jurisdiction over civil matters and petty offenses and surviving in England only for ceremonial purposes …   Useful english dictionary

  • court leet — /ˈkɔt lit/ (say kawt leet) noun → leet …   Australian English dictionary

  • court-leet — An ancient English court presided over by the steward of the leet, with jurisdiction to try petty offenders and to hold preliminary examinations in felony cases …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Court-leet — A court held by the possessors of large estates for the redressing of the wrongs of those living in the immediate neighbourhood …   Medieval glossary

  • Leet — Leet, n. [LL. leta. Cf. F. lit de justice a solemn sitting of the king in Parliament, L. lis, litis, a lawsuit, It., Sp., & Pg. lite.] (Eng. Hist.) A court leet; the district within the jurisdiction of a court leet; the day on which a court leet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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