In English ecclesiastical law. A court held before a judge appointed because of the archdeacon, and labeled as his official. Its jurisdiction includes the granting of probates and administrations, and ecclesiastical reasons in general, arising inside the archdeaconry. This is the many inferior court when you look at the entire ecclesiastical polity of The united kingdomt. 3 Bl. Comm. 04; 3 Steph. Comm. 430.