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Judiciary (England)
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1. Introduction

In the British Isles, “court of law” is the formal term (less correctly, “law court”) for the judicial instance presided over by a judge; the plural, courts, can indicate the building that housed a court, or a courthouse. The early modern judiciary of England and Wales emerged from medieval roots through the institutionalization of current legal practices and legislative measures (Common law). Even as late as the later 19th or even the …

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Schmidt, Martin, “Judiciary (England)”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023173>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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