Definitions for "courts"
LEET and BARON, CUSTOMARY COURTS: Courts of the Manor presided over by the Steward or Bailiff. The Leet was the determination of minor crimes and civil affairs within the Manor. The Court Baron was the Court of the freeholders of the Manor. Many Courts are still held for traditional purposes today: eg Henley-in-Arden, Altrincham, Heaton, Alcester, Bromsgrove, Langport, Warwick.
Added - 09 Thu March 2006 There are different types of court in Northern Ireland. All criminal cases, even the most serious, such as murder, begin in a magistrates' court.
The civilian agencies adjudicating and providing due process in criminal cases and civil disputes. Courts may issue and enforce civil protection orders to deter family violence.
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