commissary court meaning

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  • noun
      A Scottish court, abolished in 1836, with jurisdiction in matters that had formerly belonged to the bishops' courts


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  1. The Commissary Court of Edinburgh was the principal court.
  2. The Commissary court records of 1795 indicate Craig had borrowed money from Dawson in 1786.
  3. In 1830 the Jury Court was absorbed into the Court of Session along with the Commissary Courts.
  4. In 1823 the inferior commissary courts powers were transferred to the sheriffs, although the Edinburgh court survived until 1836.
  5. The Commissary Court is presided over by a commissary-general; a consistory Court is presided over by a chancellor.

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