consistory courts

consistory courts
In England, the courts of diocesan bishops held in their several cathedrals (before the bishop's chancellor, or commissary, who is the judge) for the trial of all ecclesiastical causes arising within their respective dioceses, and also for granting probates and administrations. From the sentence of these courts an appeal lies to the Provincial Court of the archbishop of each province respectively

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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