leet

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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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Warwick Court Leet was established in 1554 to uphold law and order in the town - which involved making sure food and drink in the town was fit for consumption.
Warwick Court Leet's Ale Taster still organises an annual ceremonial tasting at pubs in the town.
"I have the right to have court leets, who had rights of 'frankpledge' [sharing of responsibility] and I hold court with 12 men of the manor who were either born into it or appointed.