The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

1 definition found
 for Court of Requests
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Request \Re*quest"\ (r[-e]*kw[e^]st"), n. [OE. requeste, OF.
     requeste, F. requ[^e]te, LL. requesta, for requisita, fr. L.
     requirere, requisitum, to seek again, ask for. See Require,
     and cf. Quest.]
     1. The act of asking for anything desired; expression of
        desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition;
        [1913 Webster]
              I will marry her, sir, at your request. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which is asked for or requested. "He gave them their
        request." --Ps. cvi. 15.
        [1913 Webster]
              I will both hear and grant you your requests.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to
        be sought after or asked for; demand.
        [1913 Webster]
              Knowledge and fame were in as great request as
              wealth among us now.                  --Sir W.
        [1913 Webster]
     Court of Requests.
        (a) A local tribunal, sometimes called Court of
            Consience, founded by act of Parliament to facilitate
            the recovery of small debts from any inhabitant or
            trader in the district defined by the act; -- now
            mostly abolished.
        (b) A court of equity for the relief of such persons as
            addressed the sovereign by supplication; -- now
            abolished. It was inferior to the Court of Chancery.
            [Eng.] --Brande & C.
            [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Asking; solicitation; petition; prayer; supplication;
          entreaty; suit.
          [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229