nounBritish • historical
- A legal body for the regulation of tin miners in the stannaries.More 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.