Marshalsea

[ mahr-shuh l-see ]
/ ˈmɑr ʃəlˌsi /

noun British History.

the court of the marshal of the royal household.
a debtors' prison in London, abolished in 1842.

Origin of Marshalsea

1350–1400; Middle English marchalsye, variant of marschalcie. See marshal, -cy
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Marshalsea
/ (ˈmɑːʃəlˌsiː) /

noun

(formerly in England) a court held before the knight marshal: abolished 1849
a prison for debtors and others, situated in Southwark, London: abolished in 1842

Word Origin for Marshalsea

C14: see marshal, -cy
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