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Leet (A)

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A manor-court for petty offences; the day on which such a court was held. (Anglo-Saxon, lethe, a lawcourt superior to the wapentake.)

“Who has a breast so pure,

But some uncleanly apprehensions

Keep leets and law-days and in session sit

With meditations lawful?”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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