What is PARES?

Lat. A person’s peers or equals; as the jury for the trial of causes, who were originally the vassals or tenants of the lord, being the equals or peers of the parties litigant; and, as the lord’s vassals judged each other in the lord’s courts, so the sovereign’s vassals, or the lords themselves, judged each other in the sovereign’s courts. 3 Bl. Comm. 349.

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