Court of Attachments

In old English law, the lowest of the three courts held in the forests. It has fallen into total disuse. It was held before the verderers of the forest once in every forty days, to view the attachments by the foresters for offences against the vert and the venison. It had cognizance only of small trespasses. Larger ones were enrolled and heard by the Justices in Eyre

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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