In English law. An ecclesiastical court of very formidable jurisdiction, for the vindication of the peace and dignity of the church, by reforming, ordering, and correcting the ecclesiastical state and persons, and all manner of errors, heresies, schisms, abuses, offenses, contempts, and enormities. 3 Bl. Comm. 07. It was erected by St. 1 Eliz. c. 1, and abolished by 10 Car. I. c. 11.
Link to This DefinitionDid you find this definition of COURT OF HIGH COMMISSION helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary