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

    Courts held by the bishop or his chancellor in each diocese.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law. The consistorial courts of each diocese, exermetal or other substance, used among the cising general jurisdiction of all matters arisRomans for the purpose of writing, and folding locally within their respective limits, ed like a book of two leaves. The diptychs with the exception of places subject to pcof antiquity were especlally employed for culiar jurisdiction; deciding all matters of publlc registers. They were used in tha spiritual discipline,—suspending or depriving Greek, and afterwards in the Roman, church, clergymen,—and administering the other as registers of the names of those for whom branches of the ecclesiastical law. 2 Steph. supplication was to be made, and are ranked Comm. 672. among the earliest monastic records. BurrilL