(French history) A special parliamentary session headed by the king in pre-Revolutionary France, where royal edicts could be forcibly registered.
Origin of lit-de-justice
From Frenchlit de justice. Compare earlier bed of justice.
Lit-de-justice Sentence Examples
Or he could come in person to hold the parlement, and have the law registered in his presence in a lit de justice.
The Lit de Justice of the 18th of May 1643 had proved k!ngom.
After the chancellor DAguesseau and the duc de Noailles had been replaced by DArgenson alone, and after the lit de justice of the 26th of August 1718 had deprived the parlement, hostile to Law, of the authority left to it, the bank became royal and the Company of the West universal.