Medieval Glossary

Itinerant Judges

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
Added: 08.07.05
Contributor(s): Natalie Kohout
Source information: Hollister, C. Warren and Judith M. Bennett. Medieval History: A Short History. 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002.


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