High commission court

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • High commission court a court of ecclesiastical jurisdiction in England erected and united to the regal power by Queen Elizabeth in 1559. On account of the abuse of its powers it was abolished in 1641.
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Usage

In literature:

Had they not destroyed the Courts of the High Commission and the Star Chamber?
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
It was that party which destroyed the Star Chamber and the High Commission Court.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Under the authority given by this clause, the Court of High Commission was created.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Court of High Commission will make short work of this fantastic marriage.
"To Have and To Hold" by Mary Johnston
A commission was appointed by the high court of Holland, acting in conjunction with the States of the Provinces, to try the offenders.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
In 1610 James established two Courts of High Commission (in 1615 united in one Court) to try offences in morals and religion.
"A Short History of Scotland" by Andrew Lang
A Court of High Commission, which had been established by James VI in 1610, was again entrusted with all religious cases.
"An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707)" by Robert S. Rait
I have already stated the substance of the commission in a proceeding in the Court of the High Steward.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Prior to independence, vice-admiralty courts were created in the Colonies by commissions from the English High Court of Admiralty.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
A Court of High Commission enforced the supremacy of the Crown.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
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In news:

Justice Saylor, in his two-page dissenting statement, said he would not have granted the commission's request, noting the high court has denied review of privilege assertions in grand jury settings before.
The announcement came two weeks after the Tokyo High Court upheld an antitrust decision by the Japan Fair Trade Commission against the company.
In an 8-0 decision, the high court threw out fines and sanctions imposed by the Federal Communications Commission.
Yesterday, the Federal High Court in Lagos ruled that the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) is not competent to conduct or organize the poll.
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