Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In England— The seat or court of the marshal of the royal household.
- n. [capitalized] A prison in Southwark. London, under the jurisdiction of the marshal of the royal household. It was abolished in 1842, and the prisoners, together with those from the Fleet prison, were placed in the Queen's Bench prison (known as the Queen's prison until its discontinuance in 1862).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. engraving The court or seat of a marshal; hence, the prison in Southwark, belonging to the marshal of the king's household.
- marshal + Old English word for "seat". (Wiktionary)
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