'The Justicia of Aragon'

Described in Hallam's "Middle Ages", ch. iv. The office was founded early in the twelfth century, and about 1350 was endowed by the Cortes (the parliament of Aragon, then an independent Spanish kingdom and always noted for its stout defence of popular rights) with an authority which "proved eventuaily a more adequate barrier against oppression than any other country could boast." The Justicia's functions were in theory similar to those of the Lord Chief Justice of England, but in practice more important and extensive.

Note by A.J.Grieve (MA), from Price's Sermon in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France
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