This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... their province, with one proctor, or representative, from each chapter, and, in the province of Canterbury, two proctors for the beneficed parochial clergy In each diocese, while In the province of York there are two proctors for each archdeaconry. In York the convocation consists of only one house; but in Canterbury there are two houses, of which the archbishop and bishops form the upper house, and the lower consists of the remaining members of the convocation. In this house a prolocutor, performing the duty of president, Is elected. These assemblies meet at the time appointed In the queen's writ. The convocation has long been summoned pro form& only, but is still, in fact, summoned before the meeting of every new parliament, and adjourns Immediately afterwards, without proceeding to the dispatch of any business. The purpose of the convocation is stated to be the enactment of canon law, subject to the license and authority of the sovereign, and consulting on ecclesiastical matters. In their judicial capacity, their jurisdiction extends to matters of heresy, schisms, and other mere spiritual or ecclesiastical causes,--an appeal lying from their judicial proceedings to the queen in council, by stat. 2 & 8 Will. IV. c. 92. Cowel; Bac. Abr. Ecclesiastical Courts, A, 1; 1 Bla. Com. 279; 2 Steph. Com. 525, 668; 2 Burn, Ecel. Law, 18 et seq. COURT OF THE CORONER 419 COURT OF EXCHEQUER COURT OP THE CORONER. In English Law. A court of record, to inquire, when any one dies in prison, or conies to a violent or sudden death, by what manner he came to his end; 4 Steph. Com. 823; 4 Bla. Com. 274. See Coroner. COURT FOR THE CORRECTION OP ERRORS. See South Carolina. COURTS OP THE COUNTIES PALATINE. In English Law. A species of private court...