What is CAMPUS?

In old European law. An assembly of the people; so called from being anciently held in the open air, in some plain capable of containing a large number of persons. In feudal and old English law. A field, or plain. The field, ground, or lists marked out for the combatants in the duellum, or trial by battle.

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