Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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See placit.

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