court of ancient demesne

court of ancient demesne
A court held by the king's bailiff for tenants of the king's demesne. Some tenants in ancient demesne had special immunities and favors granted to them, such as to try the right of their property in the court of ancient demesne, by a peculiar process called the writ of right close. See 2 Bl Comm 99.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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