from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In England, a court held by justices or by the clerk of a market, for the punishment of frauds and other offenses committed in the market.


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  • Often a "free" town is obliged to allow the lord some voice in the appointment of magistrates; while the humblest body of traders may enjoy the right of doing justice in a market-court without the interference of a bailiff.

    Medieval Europe


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