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

    A building or room of considerable size, used as a place for the meeting of public assemblies, conventions, courts, etc. In English law. A name given to many manor-houses because the magistrate's court was held in the huil of hls mansion; a chief mansion-house. Cowell.