archdeacon's court


archdeacon's court
In English ecclesiastical law, a court held before a judge appointed by the archdeacon, and called his official. Its jurisdiction comprised the granting of probates and administrations, and ecclesiastical causes in general, arising within the archdeaconry. It was the most inferior court in the whole ecclesiastical polity of England. Appeal was to the bishops' courts

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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