Christian court

Same as Ecclesiastical court.
the English ecclesiastical courts in the aggregate, or any one of them.

See also: Christian, Court

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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When her hometown of Seville was attacked by the Berbers or Amazighs, Zaida fled in order to save her life and ended up in Christian court of Alfonso VI of Castille.
(80) Sarno's parsing of these two decisions helps illustrate the fine line the Christian court negotiated in its decision.
The archaic world's dangerous potential is tamed as it now only exists on the outer edge of the known universe, far from the civilized world of the Christian court. In fact, courtly society also stands for a system of virtues brought into alignment with Christianity, a system that, under the influence of highborn women at the court, serves as a corrective to violence.
In other words, in Lust's Dominion and The Turke we have two versions--one written in Elizabeth's reign, one in James's--of a very similar story about an evil Mohammedan's interactions with a Christian court. In what follows, the ways this allied story is able to encode shifting political allegories will be seen to be central.
Erik shared with amusement that he, Mark and Christian courted Rachelle, "Pero ikaw, Christian, ang nagwagi!"
For example, Sunni and Shia courts allow men to enter into polygamous relationships, while Druze and Christian courts do not.
Whether in Cordoba and other centers of Andalusia or in the Christian courts of Spain, Sicily or Outremer, rulers found that they needed to maintain good relations with the majority population.
A further article, by Annette Schmidt, deals with the oaths demanded of Jews in Christian courts. The third section charts the uniformly negative image of Jews in different literary genres: in vernacular preaching (by Ursula Schulze), through the motif of the "Jewish child in the furnace" in Christian legends (article by Cordula Hennig von Lange), and in the farces and carnival plays by Hans Folz (article by Matthias Schonleber), as well as in passion plays (by Florian Rommel).
Instead, Christian courts would hand out `justice' based on Old Testament laws.
Such stratagems were viewed as popular practice that properly ought to be repudiated, since no true intent had been expressed or consent given and, hence, no real betrothal effected.(29) However, had real intent been expressed and a betrothal effected--not the mere resort to stratagem--clerical Christian courts normally upheld the pact.(30) This practice clearly differed from the Jewish norm.
They could and did seek relief in the courts, even in Christian courts, and the oath of a Jew was as valid as that of a Christian before the court of the Eight.(116) Salomone could not look to this court for relief, for he was not one of those entitled under the capitoli to its protection.

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