A system of courts in England, held by authority of the sovereign, and havingjurisdiction over matters pertaining to the religion and ritual of the established church,and the rights, duties, and discipline of ecclesiastical persons as such. Tbey are asfollows: The archdeacon’s court, consistory court, court of arches, court of peculiars,prerogative court, court of delegates, court of convocation, court of audience, court offaculties, and court of commissioners of review. See those several titles; and see 3 Bl.Comm. 64-6S. Equitable Life Assur. Soc. v. Paterson, 41 Ga. 364, 5 Am. Rep. 535.

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