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Privilegium de non evocando
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The privilege of non-evocation was a privilege already characteristic of the late medieval judicial constitution of the Holy Roman Empire (of the German nation), and concerned the place of jurisdiction. In granting it, the Emperor or king, as supreme judge (Judicial authority), refrained in deference to the regional or local jurisdiction of a ruler immediate to the Empire from exercising his right to “evoke” a legal case (i.e. to refer it to an external court). This waiver, however, did not limit the right of intervention of the…

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Marquardt, Bernd, “Privilegium de non evocando”, 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 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_025922>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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