Sentence Examples

  • On the 1st of July 1416 Chicheley directed a halfyearly inquisition by archdeacons to hunt out heretics.
  • It was partly in order to counterpoise the power of archdeacons that bishops created officials (Fournier, p. 8).
  • Archdeacons in course of time created officials who presided in court in their stead.
  • The extent of jurisdiction of archdeacons depended much upon local customs. In England the custom was generally in their favour.
  • In the absence of such consent, the bishop may hear the cause with three assessors, of whom one shall be a barrister of seven years' standing and another the dean of the cathedral, or one of the archdeacons, or the chancellor.

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