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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A public court or assembly in the Middle Ages, over which the sovereign presided when a consultation was held upon affairs of state.
  • n. A court, or cause in court.
  • n. A plea; a pleading; a judicial proceeding; a suit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A public court or assembly in the Middle Ages, over which the sovereign president when a consultation was held upon affairs of state.
  • n. A court, or cause in court.
  • n. A plea; a pleading; a judicial proceeding; a suit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the middle ages, a public assembly of all degrees of men, where the sovereign presided, usually summoned to consult upon great affairs of state; hence, a resolution taken by such an assembly; also, a penalty or fine, or a plea or suit.

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