from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hall where courts are held.


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  • These delays being over, the criminal is carried into the presence of the judge, who sits not in the judgment-hall but in the porch of the inner gateway of his Yamun.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • From such a system one is compelled to fall back upon the righteousness of the Judge of all the earth; and as I stood in that hideous judgment-hall beside the tortured wretches, I could not shut out of my heart a trembling hope that for these and the legion of these, a worthier than an earthly intercessor pleads before a mightier than an earthly judge.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • The open hall, though lofty, is shabby and extremely dirty, with an unswept broken pavement, littered at one side with potsherds, and disfigured by a number of more or less broken black pots as well as other rubbish, making it look rather like a shed in an untidy nursery garden than an imperial judgment-hall.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • The legal instruments of summary punishment which hang on the wall of the Naam – Hoi judgment-hall consist of three boards with proper grooves for squeezing the fingers, and the bastinado, which is inflicted with bamboos of different weights.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • For which interpretation they think that makes, which is said by the same John, 18: 28, "They would not go into the judgment-hall, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover."

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The Christ who seemed so small both in private life at Nazareth and in the public judgment-hall of

    The Parables of Our Lord

  • Remember Him in Pilate's judgment-hall, meek, self-possessed, standing in the serenity of Truth, while all around Him was agitation -- hesitation in the breast of Pilate, hatred in the bosom of the Pharisees, and consternation in the heart of the disciples.

    Sermons Preached at Brighton Third Series

  • Saviour descended when He left the judgment-hall, are made of this marble; so that, whatever we may think of the tradition itself, there is a feature of verisimilitude in the material.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • The guilty souls, after leaving the presence of Minos, were conducted to the great judgment-hall of Hades, whose massive walls of solid adamant were surrounded by the river Phlegethon, the waves of which rolled flames of fire, and lit up, with their lurid glare, these awful realms.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

  • There was a custom in those days that when a man was condemned to death the executioner walked out of the judgment-hall before the prisoner with the sharp edge of the axe turned backwards towards him.

    The Children's Book of London


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