Bed-of-justice

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bed-of-justice (Fr. lit. de justice), the king's throne in the Parlement of Paris, also a sitting at which the king was present, chiefly for the registration of his own decrees
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bed; Ger. bett, Ice. bedr.

Usage

In literature:

In fact, the evening before, a fever had seized him in the midst of the Parliament, while he was holding his Bed of Justice.
"The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
But in June something primitively English was thoroughly upset; old Jolyon's sense of justice had risen, as it were, from bed.
"The Forsyte Saga, Volume III." by John Galsworthy
But in June something primitively English was thoroughly upset; old Jolyon's sense of justice had risen, as it were, from bed.
"To Let" by John Galsworthy
The fall of the Duc du Maine at the Bed of justice struck the first blow at her.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
But in June something primitively English was thoroughly upset; old Jolyon's sense of justice had risen, as it were, from bed.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
I'm obliged to return to the hotel, to hold a bed of justice.
"The Cardinal's Snuff-Box" by Henry Harland
The little King held a bed of justice, upon a couch under a purple velvet canopy, with all his grandees round him.
"Stray Pearls" by Charlotte M. Yonge
True justice on the man for sleeping out of his own bed so long!
"Mary Anerley" by R. D. Blackmore
Here we are on the bed-rock of their ideas of justice and humanitarianism.
"What Germany Thinks" by Thomas F. A. Smith
The king was about to bring the matter before his bed of justice, when he fell ill.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume V. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
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In poetry:

We live in an occupied country, misunderstood;
justice will take us millions of intricate moves.
Sirens wil hunt down Berky, you survivors in your beds
listening through the night, so far and good.
"Thinking For Berky" by William Stafford
"But if I succeed, then, oh, fair Geraldine!
Thy promise with justice I claim,
And thou, queen of Fairies, shalt ever be mine,
The bride of my bed; and thy portrait divine
Shall fill all the earth with my fame."
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston