"with all its rights of Court-Leet and Court-Baron"
15th century manor house at Great Chalfield in Wiltshire
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 The Court Leet and the Court Baron were two components of the medieval Manor Court by which Lords of the Manor were allowed to deal with matters arising in relation to their own tenants within their own territory. Both courts would be presided over by the lord or his steward.

The Court Leet had the power to deal with petty criminal activity, while the Court Baron was concerned mainly with administrative matters and land transfer.