Curia Regis

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Curia Regis:

see ParliamentParliament,
legislative assembly of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Over the centuries it has become more than a legislative body; it is the sovereign power of Great Britain, whereas the monarch remains sovereign in name only.
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The Curia Regis had some independence (for example, it could act as a court), but the king's will generally dominated.
Ante todo, modernizo la Curia Regis, aquel consejo que resolvia, de manera exclusiva, los conflictos entre los principales senores feudales del reino.
The earliest ancestor of Parliament was the mediaeval Curia Regis, in which judicial, executive and legislative functions were fused, and this derived ultimately from the pre-Norman conquest, Anglo-Saxon, Witan.