commissary court meaning
A Scottish court, abolished in 1836, with jurisdiction in matters that had formerly belonged to the bishops' courts
- The Commissary Court of Edinburgh was the principal court.
- The Commissary court records of 1795 indicate Craig had borrowed money from Dawson in 1786.
- In 1830 the Jury Court was absorbed into the Court of Session along with the Commissary Courts.
- In 1823 the inferior commissary courts powers were transferred to the sheriffs, although the Edinburgh court survived until 1836.
- The Commissary Court is presided over by a commissary-general; a consistory Court is presided over by a chancellor.