What is COURT OF ANCIENT DEMESNE?

In English law. A court of peculiar constitution, held by a bailiff appointed by the king, in which alone the tenants of the king’s demesne could be impleaded. 2 Burrows, 1040; 1 Spence, Eq. Jur. 100; 2 Bl. Comm. 99; 1 Steph. Comm. 224.

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