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

    An English court of record held by the steward of each fair or market.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The lowest (and most expeditious) of the courts of justice known to the older law of England. It is supposed to have bsen so called from the dusty feet of the suitors. It was a court of record incident to every fair and market, was held by the steward, and had jurisdiction to administer justice for all commercial injuries and minor offenses done in that same fair or market, (not a preceding one.) An appeal lay to the courts at Westminster. This court long ago fell into disuse: 3 Bl. Comm. 32.