from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vehmic court.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the medieval tribunals which flourished in Germany, chiefly in Westphalia, in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
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The New Order is an outcome of their ideas, a sort of feminine _vehmgericht_ so well as I can make out.
That every puir fellow as has no gret brains in his head will be left to his superstition, an 'his ignorance to fulfil the lusts o' his flesh; while the few that are geniuses, or fancy themselves sae, are to ha 'the monopoly o' this private still o 'philosophy -- these carbonari, illuminati, vehmgericht, samothracian mysteries o' bottled moonshine. An 'when that comes to pass, I'll just gang back to my schule and my catechism, and begin again wi' 'who was born o' the Virgin Mary, suffered oonder