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leet

1 English history
1. a special kind of manorial court that some lords were entitled to hold
2. the jurisdiction of this court

leet

2
Scot a list of candidates for an office

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As well as the chance to sample fabulous local brews, we hope it will give more people a greater insight into the history of Warwick Court Leet and its modern day role in promoting the town and supporting the Mayor in civic functions.
And to illustrate a facet of life in 16th century Prescot, in 1580 the jurors of the Prescot Court Leet ordered: 'That there shall be no midden hereafter made, nor dung laid or cast in the streets or highways and that every tenant and in habiter shall every week carry away their muck and dung and not sweep the same into the streets.
This is believed to reference prosecutions by the Court Leet of people in breech of a statute that required the wearing of woollen caps on Sundays and holy days (to support the wool industry).
At a special Court Leet ceremony in the Guild Hall, guests welcomed 16 new applicants.
George Lodder worked with a wealthy Henley-in-Arden benefactor, WJ Fieldhouse, to reconstitute the Court Leet and the latter Ynanced the updating of its historic archives.
Alcester's High Bailiff, Nick Dearling, said members of the town's Court Leet, which traces its history back to medieval times, had been greeted with a huge cheer as they marched along the packed high street.
The "stolen" information included nothing less than details about Henley's feudal past - it was first granted a charter by Henry III in 1220 - and an exposition of the history of its ancient Court Leet, which used to punish local miscreants and vagabonds.
A schedule of entertainment, organised by Alcester Court Leet and Alcester Chamber of Trade and Commerce, already includes live music, children's fairground rides and games.
SCULPTOR Rachel Higgins and painter James Fotheringhame are holding a spring open weekend of their work at Court Leet Studio, Court Farm, Long Marston.
It is at the Guildhall that the ancient rites of the Court Leet and Court Baron are enacted.
Checklist ADDRESS: Arden Court, Court Leet, Binley Woods.
The guest list also included members of the House of Commons, the Chairman of Visit Heart of England, Sir William Lawrence, the High Bailiff of the Alcester Court Leet and numerous councillors and officers.