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Marshalsea

[mahr-shuh l-see] /ˈmɑr ʃəlˌsi/
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
1350-1400; Middle English marchalsye, variant of marschalcie. See marshal, -cy
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Marshalsea

/ˈmɑːʃəlˌsiː/
noun
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
Word Origin
C14: see marshal, -cy
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