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  • n. Any of a type of court, during the reign of Edward I, that put down violent opposition to the crown

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In English history, one of a class of disorderly persons, banded robbers, murderers, and incendiaries, who gave great trouble in the reign of Edward I., and were so numerous that judges were appointed expressly for the purpose of trying them. See the phrases below.

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