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The Courts Leet

were the bodies that acted as the upholders of Law and Order throughout England from the Middle Ages until the legal system as we know it today came into force with the Magistrates Act of 1947.

Since then, the Courts ceased to have any standing, legally or formally, and many Courts Leet were disbanded. However, this was rectified with the Administration of Justice Act 1977, once again recognising the duties of the surviving Courts, making them legal bodies within English Law.
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