Definition of HIGH COURT OF DELEGATES


HIGH COURT OF DELEGATES

English law. The name of a court esthlished by
stat. 25 Hen. VIII. c. 19, s. 4. No permanent judges are appointed, but in
every case of appeal to this court, there issues a special commission,
under the great seal of Great Britain, directed to such persons as the lord
chancellor, lord keeper, or lords commissioners of the great seal, for the
time being, shall think fit to appoint to bear and determine the same. The
persons usually appointed, are three puisne judges, one from each court of
common law, and three or more civilians; but in special cases, a fuller
commission is sometimes issued, consisting of spiritual and temporal peers,
judges of the common law, and civilians, three of each description. In case
of the court being equally divided, or no common law judge forming part of
the majority, a commission of adjuncts issues, appointing additional judges
of the same description. 1 Hagg. Eccl. R. 384; 2 Hagg. Eccl. R. 84; 3 Hagg.
Ecel. R. 471; 4 Burr. 2251.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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