marshalsea definition

  • noun:
    • The courtroom or seat of a marshal.
    • The court or chair of a marshal; therefore, the jail in Southwark, belonging to the marshal regarding the master's household.
    • In The united kingdomt— The chair or judge of the marshal associated with the royal home.
    • [capitalized] A prison in Southwark. London, under the jurisdiction of the marshal of this royal household.

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