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.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old European law. A court. The palace, household or retinue of a sovereign. A judicial tribunal or court held in the sovereign's palace. A court of justice. The civil power, as distinguished from the ecclesiastical. A manor; a nobleman's house; the hall of a manor. A piece of ground attached to a house; a yard or court-yard. Spelman. A lord's court held in his manor. The tenants who did suit and service at the lord's court. A manse. Cowell. In Roman law. A division of the Roman people, said to have been made by Romulus. They were divided into three tribes, and each tribe into ten euriœ, making thirty curiæ in all. Spelman. The place or building in which each curia assembled to offer sacred rites. The place of meeting of the Roman senate; the senate house. The senate house of a province; the place where the decuriones assembled. Cod. 10, 31, 2. See Decurio.
    —Curia admiralitatia. The court of admiralty.
    —Curia baronis, or baronum. In old English law. A court-baron. Fleta, lib. 2, a 53,
    —Curia Christianitatis. The ecclesiastical court.
    —Curia comitatus. The county court, (q. v.)
    —Curia eursus aquae. A court held by the lord of the manor of Gravesend for the better management of barges and boats plying on the river Thames between Gravesend and Windsor, and also at Gravesend bridge, etc. 2 Geo. II. c. 26.
    —Curia domini. In old English law. The lord's court, house, or hall, where all the tenants met at the time of keeping court. Cowell.
    —Curia legitime affirmata. A phrase used in old Scotch records to show that the court was opened in due and lawful manner.
    —Curia magna. In old English law. The great court; one of the ancient names of parliament.
    —Curia majoris. In old English law. The mayor's court. Calth. 144,
    —Curia militum. A court so called, anciently held at Carisbrook Castle, in the Isle of Wight. Cowell.
    —Curia palatii. The palace court. It was abolished by 12 & 13 Vict. c. 101.
    —Curia pedis pulverizati. In old English law. The court of piedpoudre or pie-pouders, (q. v.) 3 Bl. Comm. 32,
    —Curia pen-ticiarum. A court held by the sheriff of Chester, in a place there called the "Pendice" or "Pentice;" probably it was so calied from being originally held under a pent-house, or open shed covered with boanis. Blount
    —Curia personae. In old records. A parsonage-house, or manse. Cowell.
    —Curia regis. The king's court. A term applied to the aula repis, the bancus, or communis bancus, and the iter or eyre, as being courts of the king, but especially to the aula regis, (which title see.)