Parlement

the supreme court under the ancien régime in France. It developed out of the Curia Regis (King`s Court), in which the early kings of the Capetian ... [12 related articles]
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parlement

parlement (pär'lumunt, Fr. pärlumäN') , in French history, the chief judicial body under the ancien régime. The parlement consisted of a number of separate chambers: the central pleading chamber, called the Grand-Chambre; the Chambre des Requêtes (to deal with peti...
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Parlement

Parlements (Parlement.ogg) were regional government bodies in Ancien Régime France. In 1789 there were 13 parlements, of which the Parlement of Paris was by far the most important. They were not parliamentary bodies, but rather judicial bodies that were primarily the courts of appeal for trial courts, Each consisted of a dozen or more judges, or ...
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parlement

The highest courts of the ancien regime. The parlements acted as courts of appeal and registered royal decrees, thus passing them into law.
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