High Court of Justiciary

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High Court of Justiciary

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(Law) the senior criminal court in Scotland, to which all cases of murder and rape and all cases involving heavy penalties are referred
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Anne-Marie Kilday's examination of violent women in lowland Scotland is based upon the records of the Justiciary Court, the country's highest criminal tribunal, between 1750 and 1815.
In June 1610, four English thieves were transported to him at Glasgow, where the earl planned to hold an impromptu justiciary court when not overly busied with the general assembly then in progress.
50) That the Justiciary Court had no legal right to order the committal of convict lunatics to public madhouses is shown when an attempt by the Northern Circuit Justiciary Court at Aberdeen to do this in 1815 was successfully resisted by the managers of the asylum there.