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

    A court within a manor in which the tenants litigated and were tried.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law. A court which, although not one of record, is incident to every manor, and cannot be severed therefrom. It was ordained for the maintenance of the services and duties stipulated for by lords of manors, and for the purpose of determining actions of a personal nature, where the debt or damage was under forty shillings. Wharton. Customary court-baron is one appertaining entirely to copyholders. 3 Bl. Comn8. 33. Freeholders' court-baron is one held before the freeholders who owe suit and service to the manor. It is the court-baron proper.