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

    In French law. A species of trade tribunala, charged with settling differences bstween masters and workmen. They endeavor, in the first instance, to concillate the parties. In default, they adjudicate upon the questions in dispute. Their decisions are final up to 2OOf. Beyond that amount, appeals lie to the tribunals of commerce. Arg. Fr. Merc. Law, 553.