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What is COURT OF THE STEWARD AND MARSHAL

A high court, formerly held in England by the steward and marshal of the king’s household, having jurisdiction of all actions against the king’s peace within the bounds of the household for twelve miles, which circuit was called the “verge.” Crabb, Eng. Law, 1S5. It had also jurisdiction of actions of debt and covenant, where both the parties were of the household. 2 Reeve, Eng. Law, 235, 247.

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