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COURT-BARON Definition & Legal Meaning

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In English law. A court which, although not oue of record, is incident to every manor, and cannot be severed therefrom. It was ordained for the maintenance of the services and duties stipulated for by lords of manors, and for the purpose of determining actions of a personal nature. where the debt or damage was under forty shillings. Wharton. Customary court-baron is one appertaining entirely to copyholders. 3 Bl. Comm. 33. Freeholders’ court-baron is one held before the freeholders who owe suit and service to the manor. It is the court-baron proper.


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