Sentence Examples

  • King John (1201) constituted Helleston a free borough, established a gild merchant, and granted the burgesses freedom from toll and other similar dues throughout the realm, and the cognizance of all pleas within the borough except crown pleas.
  • By a capitulary he provided that either litigant, without the consent of the other party, and not only at the beginning of a suit but at any time during its continuance, might take the cause from lay cognizance and transfer it to the bishop's tribunal.
  • Forbade spiritual courts to take cognizance of " real " and "possessory " actions even in regard to clerks (Migne, loc. cit.; cf.
  • It has cognizance of scandalous offences by laymen and punishes them by deprivation of religious privileges.
  • Matrimonial causes in Servia are of ecclesiastical cognizance (Lehr, op. cit.

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