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COURT OF DELEGATES Definition & Legal Meaning

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An English tribunal composed of delegates appointed by royal commission, and formerly the great court of appeal in all ecclesiastical causes. Tlie powers of the court were, by 2 & 3 Win. IV. c. 92, transferred to the privy council. A commission of review was formerly granted, in extraordinary cases, to revise a sentence of the court of delegates, when that court had apparently been led into material error. Brown; 3 Bl. Comm. CO.


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