Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The court of the sovereign's palace of Westminster, which had jurisdiction of personal actions arising within the limits of 12 miles around the palace, excepting the city of London. This court was instituted in the middle of the seventeenth century, and was abolished in 1849.

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Examples

  • Through fane, and palace-court, and labyrinth mined 525

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Then will this fleck of dust be as the vast circle of the skies, this human place the palace-court of God, this spot of clay the Dayspring of the endless favours of the Lord of Lords.

    A Compilation on Bahá’í Education

  • Then will this fleck of dust be as the vast circle of the skies, this human place the palace-court of God, this spot of clay the dayspring of the endless favours of the Lord of Lords.

    Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

  • Florida and Don Ippolito had paused in the pathway which parted at the fountain and led in one direction to the water-gate, and in the other out through the palace-court into the campo.

    A Foregone Conclusion

  • Life being promised, the prior brought forth his charge, and a few days after Perkin was set in the stocks for a whole day, in the palace-court at Westminster.

    Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15) The Romance of Reality

  • Wilfrid had no weapon, he pushed him to a gate of the palace-court that had just cautiously turned a hinge.

    Vittoria — Volume 8

  • Fetching a whistle in with his breath, he unsheathed his sword, and seeing that Wilfrid had no weapon, he pushed him to a gate of the palace-court that had just cautiously turned a hinge.

    Vittoria — Complete

  • While he was gone back into the house to preserve his work from injury and was giving the slaves, whom he had desired to follow him, instructions as to how it should be carried so as not to damage it, his master Papias came into the palace-court.

    The Emperor — Volume 07

  • And now he challenges all comers to wrestle with him, for he is the best wrestler in all Attica, and overthrows all who come; and those whom he overthrows he murders miserably, and his palace-court is full of their bones. '

    Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

  • Percival placed the rose reverently in his bosom, and the two moved back slowly, as if reluctant both, through the old palace-court into the street.

    Lucretia — Complete

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