Legal Jargon

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KING'S BENCH
ROYAL court at Westminster, presided over by royal justices
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SHIRE COURT
Legal court serving an INDIVIDUAL shire/county, normally presided over by Sheriff
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HUNDRED COURT
Legal court serving SUBDIVISIONS of a shire eg town
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MANORIAL COURT
Legal court serving a MANOR and the tenants living on a lord's feudal demesne, preside over by LORDS
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PLEA ROLLS
Documents which recorded legal proceedings in a COURT
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EYRE ROLLS
Documents which recorded legal proceedings of the GENERAL EYRE
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JURNY OF PRESENTMENT
12 local KNIGHTS who oversaw arrests and in charge of supervising LOCAL legal paperwork and proceedings
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WRIT
Formal written ORDER issued by the KING
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ASSIZE
A judicial action/ INQUEST
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GENERAL EYRE
The process of royal justices TOURING the country hearing legal disputes
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JUSTICES-IN-EYRE
Royal JUSTICES who toured the country hearing legal disputes
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GRAND ASSIZE
The right to TRIAL by a JURY of 12 knights
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WRIT OF RIGHT
A DECREE from the King AUTHORISING legal action to be done
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ROYAL PLEA
Offences such as **** and HOMICIDE, dealt with by royal justices
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SHIRE COURT

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Legal court serving an INDIVIDUAL shire/county, normally presided over by Sheriff

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HUNDRED COURT

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MANORIAL COURT

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PLEA ROLLS

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