In old European legislation. Good guys; a name provided in early European Jurisprudence towards the tenants of lord, just who judged one another inside lord's process of law. 3 Bl. Comm. 349.
After the death of Countess Matilda in 1115 the grandi or boni homines continued to rule and administer justice, but in the name of the people - a change hardly noticed at first, but which marks the foundation of the commune.