In its present form it falls under three heads: Visions, Mandates, Similitudes.
Sir Thomas Beaufort, afterwards earl of Dorset and duke of Exeter (appointed admiral of the fleet 1407, and admiral of England, Ireland and Aquitaine 1412, which latter office he held till his death in 1426), certainly had a court, with a marshal and other officers, and forms of legal process - mandates, warrants, citations, compulsories, proxies, &c. Complaints of encroachment of jurisdiction by the Admiralty Courts led to the restraining acts, 13 Ric. II.
The deputies for Serbia held mandates which had actually expired as long ago as June 1914, but whose renewal war and invasion had effectually prevented: those for Croatia had been elected in Jan.
The mandates of the 58 Communist deputies were annulled, and eight arrested as privy to the attempt on the Regent.
V., 2 but is really a prelude to the Mandates and Similitudes which form the bulk of the whole work, hence known as "The Shepherd."