presidial court

variants: or presidial

Definition of presidial court

: a court of justice under the ancien régime in French cities without a parliament

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History and Etymology for presidial court

presidial court partial translation of French cour présidial, from Middle French cour presidial, alteration (influenced by Late Latin praesidialis of a garrison) of cour presidal, from cour court + presidal being a presidial court, from Late Latin praesidalis of a provincial governor; presidial from French présidial, from présidial, adjective (in the term cour présidial)

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“Presidial court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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