Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The central office of the supreme court of judicature in England is the office established in pursuance of the recommendation of the legal departments commission in order to consolidate the offices of the masters and associates of the common-law divisions, the crown office of the king's bench division, the record and writ clerk's report, and enrollment offices of the chancery division, and a few others. The central offico is divided into the following departments, and the business and staff of the office are distributed accordingly:
    (1) Writ, appearance, and judgment;
    (2) summons and order, for the common-law divisions only;
    (3) filing and record, including the old chancery report offico;
    (4) taxing, for the common-law divisions only;
    (5) enrollment;
    (6) judgments, for the registry of judgments, executions, etc.;
    (7) bills of sale;
    (8) married women's acknowledgments;
    (9) king's remembrancer;
    (10) crown office; and
    (11) associates. Sweet.