1(In England) a court formerly held before the steward and the knight marshal of the royal household. It was abolished in 1849.
More example sentences
- When Francis was born, Mr Place was an officer of the Marshalsea court.
- But what made this Inn once noted was that all the six attorneys of the Marshalsea Court (better known as the Palace Court) had their chambers there.
- He was born in a "sponging house," his father being one of the bailiffs of the Marshalsea Court, and no more genteel or refined than his class, was apprenticed to a leather breeches maker at the age of thirteen.
late Middle English (earlier marchalcy): from Anglo-Norman French marschalcie, from late Latin mariscalcia, from mariscalcus 'marshal'.
Definition of marshalsea in:
- The US English dictionary