These judges moved about the countryside, carrying the power of the king's justice far beyond the king's immediate presence. They were used particularly by the English crown.
Related term(s): Court; Curia Regis; Magistrate; Justice; Justiciar; Sheriff
Category: Government and Law
Contributor(s): Natalie Kohout
Source information: Hollister, C. Warren and Judith M. Bennett. Medieval History: A Short History. 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002.