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TURN, or TOURN Definition & Legal Meaning

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The great court-leet of the county, as the old county court was the court-baron. Of this the sheriff is judge, and the court is incident to his office; wherefore it is called the “sheriff’s tourn;” and it had its name originally from the sheriff making a turn of circuit about his shire, and holding this court in each respective hun- dred. Wharton.


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