court baron

noun

Definition of court baron

plural

courts baron

or

court barons

  1. :  an inferior manorial court presided over by its lord or his steward that had jurisdiction over certain cases (as petty offenses) arising on the manor and affecting its tenants and that was abolished in England in 1867 after having fallen into disuse and was early abolished in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland where it existed briefly

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Origin and Etymology of court baron

Anglo-French court baron, literally, baron's court


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