Court of Wards

variants: or Court of Wards and Liveries

Definition of Court of Wards

: an English court of record under the feudal system having jurisdiction over matters dealing with estates held of the Crown including their transfer from a deceased tenant to his heir and the payment of taxes and rents due the Crown from such estates

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“Court of Wards.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Court%20of%20Wards. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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