from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In England, a court held by justices or by the clerk of a market, for the punishment of frauds and other offenses committed in the market.
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Often a "free" town is obliged to allow the lord some voice in the appointment of magistrates; while the humblest body of traders may enjoy the right of doing justice in a market-court without the interference of a bailiff.
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