commission of oyer and terminer

: a commission authorizing an English judge (as a High Court judge on circuit) to hear and determine at the assizes all indicted cases of treason, felony, or misdemeanor committed in the county

called also writ of oyer and terminer

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“Commission of oyer and terminer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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