basoche

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basoche

(bəˈsɒʃ)
n
1. (Theatre) a guild of medieval Parisian lawyers, granted the privilege of performing religious plays and known for abusing this privilege by performing comic plays instead
2. (Law) a guild of medieval Parisian lawyers, granted the privilege of performing religious plays and known for abusing this privilege by performing comic plays instead
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De grant lignage, bien forme de corsage, Beau personnage et advenant de mesme, De la Bazoche Roy de noble parage, Franc de courage, begnin, doulx, courtois, large.
Literary sources describe them variously as `lawyers' clerks and other individuals', `a crowd of the curious, and above all clerks', or as `the Bazoche, or troop of clerks of the Palais, and other young people'.(16) Clearly then, many were lawyers' clerks, always a rollicking and irreverent group, but now suddenly angry to find themselves unemployed owing to the exile of the parlement and the accompanying lawyers' strike.
Late Glacial and Holocene pollen records from the Aisne and Vesle valleys, Northern France: The pollen diagrams Maizy-Cuiry and Bazoches. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst 52: 221-234.
Half-day excursions took us to the great chateau at Bazoches owned by the Marshal de Vauban and to a magnificent cathedral on top of a steep hill in Vezelay which for centuries was a shrine for pilgrim Catholics heading southwards to Santiago de Compostela.
One of Albert's stories concerns the fate of a renowned French knight, Gervase of Bazoches, who had been granted the fief of Galilee by King Baldwin I.