Clerk of the Market

Clerk of the Market
In English law, the overseer or superintendent of a public market, with jurisdiction over weights and measures. In old English law, he was a quasi judicial officer, having power to settle controversies arising in the market between persons dealing there.
Called "clericus mercati." 4 Bl.Comm. 275

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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