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The Institutions Of Legal Administration

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This chapter focuses on the development of the institutions of legal administration and, for the sake of clarity, this development is treated in relation to the office-holder's function-asking whether his was primarily a sentencing function or if it was executive. The institutions of legal administration in Jylland were also based on the herredsand landsting, but the group of members who pronounced sentence had both an entirely different composition and base and, in practice, they were assigned an entirely different task than other participants in the ting of other provinces. The ombudsman was also given the right to summon a person for allowing a thief to escape from custody or for allowing his cattle to graze in a field belonging to the king and to reject a claim of accidental wounding.

Keywords: Jylland; legal administration; ombudsman



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