High Commission Court

High Commission Court
High Commission Court
A court established in 1549 to investigate ecclesiastical cases, abolished as illegal in 1641
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  • High commission court — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High Commission, Court of — English ecclesiastical court instituted by Henry VIII to enforce the Act of Supremacy (1534). It became a controversial instrument of repression, used against those who refused to acknowledge the authority of the Church of England. Its main… …   Universalium

  • High Commission Court — See Court of High Commission …   Black's law dictionary

  • High Commission Court — See Court of High Commission …   Black's law dictionary

  • High Commission Court — An English ecclesiastical court which was “justly abolished by statute in 1641, because of its having arbitrarily usurped powers which were almost despotic. See 3 Bl Comm 67 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Court of High Commission — Anglicanism portal The Court of High Commission was the supreme ecclesiastic court in England. It was instituted by the crown during the Reformation and finally dissolved by parliament in 1641. The court was convened at will by the sovereign, and …   Wikipedia

  • High Commission of Canada in Bridgetown — The High Commission of Canada in Bridgetown is Canada s foreign mission to Barbados. The exact location is Bishop s Hill Court in Bridgetown, St. Michael. The auspices of the High Commission to Barbados also include issues involving the… …   Wikipedia

  • High Commission of Pakistan in Ottawa — The High Commission High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Ottawa is the diplomatic mission of Pakistan to Canada. The chancery is located at 10 Range Road in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood among a cluster of other embassies. It… …   Wikipedia

  • Court of High Commission — In English law, an ecclesiastical court of formidable jurisdiction, for the vindication of the peace and dignity of the church, by reforming, ordering, and correcting the ecclesiastical state and persons, and all manner of errors, heresies,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of High Commission — In English law, an ecclesiastical court of formidable jurisdiction, for the vindication of the peace and dignity of the church, by reforming, ordering, and correcting the ecclesiastical state and persons, and all manner of errors, heresies,… …   Black's law dictionary

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