Marshalsea meaning

märzhəlsē
(proper) A British court of justice, abolished in 1849, under the marshal of the royal household.
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(place, proper) A prison in Southwark, London, for debtors, etc., abolished in 1842
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(UK) The court or seat of a marshal.
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Origin of marshalsea

  • marshal + Old English word for "seat".

    From Wiktionary