Medieval Glossary

Missi Dominici

Envoys used by Charlemagne to help enforce his rule throughout his wide realm. They usually traveled in pairs of one churchman and one layman.

Related term(s): Magistrate; Reeve; Justiciar; Itinerant Judges; Justice
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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