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Definition of court roll in English:

noun

British historical
The record kept by a manorial court of rent paid and property held by tenants.
Example sentences
  • He had entered popular mythology by the mid-13th century, and we find outlaws like William Robehod in a court roll of 1261 being given his alias.
  • A proto-version of the oath required from the new burgess is found in a court roll from 1339 / 40, with minor elaborations made in 1346.
  • This manuscript is a court roll presented during the trial in March 1309.

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