gavel

[n] - a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
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Gavel

A small mallet used to signal for attention. One of the most famous symbols of the judiciary, but ironically, they are not actually used in English or Welsh courtrooms.
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Gavel

Gav'el (găv'ĕl) noun A gable. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
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Gavel

Gav'el noun [ Old French gavelle , French javelle , probably dim. from Latin capulus handle, from capere to lay hold of, seize; or confer W. gafael hold, grasp. Confer Heave .] A small heap of grain, not tied up into a bundle. Wright.
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Gavel

Gav'el noun [ Etymol. uncertain.] 1. The mallet of the presiding officer in a legislative body, public assembly, court, masonic body, etc. 2. A mason's setting maul. Knight.
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Gavel

Gav'el noun [ Old French gavel , Anglo-Saxon gafol , probably from gifan to give. See Give , and confer Gabel tribute.] (Law) Tribute; toll; custom. [ Obsolete] See Gabel . Cowell.
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gavel

noun a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
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Gavel

• (n.) A small heap of grain, not tied up into a bundle. • (n.) Tribute; toll; custom. [Obs.] See Gabel. • (n.) A gable. • (n.) A mason`s setting maul. • (n.) The mallet of the presiding officer in a legislative body, public assembly, court, masonic body, etc.
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Gavel

A small mallet used to signal for attention. One of the most famous symbols of the judiciary, but ironically, they are not actually used in English or Welsh courtrooms.
Found on http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/glossary

Gavel

A gavel is a small ceremonial mallet commonly made of hardwood, typically fashioned with a handle and often struck against a sounding block to enhance its sounding qualities. It is a symbol of the authority and right to act officially in the capacity of a chair or presiding officer. It is used to call for attention or to punctuate rulings and proc...
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