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stannary court

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Definition of stannary court in English:

noun

British historical
A legal body for the regulation of tin miners in the stannaries.
Example sentences
  • Chagford was made a Stannary town in 1305, and had a stannary court for regulating tin mining operations.
  • It is to the tinners and their stannary courts that responsibility for this harsh justice lies.
  • It housed the Town Hall, magistrates and stannary courts, police offices and cells and the fire brigade.

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