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 Saxon law. The meeting of a hall, (conventus aulæ,) that ls, a lord's court; a court of a manor or court-baron. Spelman. So called from the hall, where the tenants or freemen met, and justice was administered. Crabb, Eng. Law, 26.