court of piepoudre

court of pie·pou·dre \-ˈpīˌpau̇də(r)\
variants: or

court of piepowder

\-ˈpīˌpau̇də(r)\

Definition of court of piepoudre

  1. 1 :  an English summary court of record incident by the common law to every fair or market to administer justice for commercial injuries at that fair or market

  2. 2 :  a U.S. small-debts court

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Origin and Etymology of court of piepoudre

alteration of earlier court of pipowders, from Middle English court of pepowders, from 1court + of + pepowders, pipoudres, plural of pipoudre itinerant trader, from Anglo-French piepoudrous, from Old French pied, pié foot (from Latin ped-, pes) + Anglo-French poudrous dusty, from Old French poudre dust + -ous, -eus -ous — more at foot, powder


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