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Marshalsea

[mahr-shuhl-see]
noun British History.
1.
the court of the marshal of the royal household.
2.
a debtors' prison in London, abolished in 1842.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English marchalsye, variant of marschalcie. See marshal, -cy

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Marshalsea (ˈmɑːʃəlˌsiː)
 
n
1.  (formerly in England) a court held before the knight marshal: abolished 1849
2.  a prison for debtors and others, situated in Southwark, London: abolished in 1842
 
[C14: see marshal, -cy]

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