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History[edit]. Look up gavel in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. In Medieval England, the word "gavel" could refer to a tribute or rent ...

History Page - The Gavel Store


My name is Demetrious and I'm doing research for a screenplay and I'm having problems discovering the history of the gavel. I'm looking specifically to learn ...

Court Historical Society - US District Court


When we hear the rapping of the gavel, we know what it means, but why is the ... Legal History, a journal of that state's Supreme Judicial Court. While the gavel ...

Why do judges hit a gavel? What is the history behind this? - Quora


Oct 2, 2012 ... According to my most credible source ( a guy on the internet: http://askville. amazon.com/tradition-judge-banging-gavel/AnswerViewer.do?

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Jun 1, 2009 ... ... used gavels to make a sound of authority to bring a courtroom to order. Learn how some judges use their voice as a gavel with inform...

1941: Senate's New Gavel -- November 17, 1954


1941: Senate's New Gavel -- November 17, 1954. ... SENATE HISTORY ... In replying, Vice President Nixon explained that the donated gavel would replace the ...

Gavel Definition - Duhaime.org


The legal definition of Gavel is A wooden mallet used by a judge to bring proceedings to a start or to an end or to command attention in his or her court.

Gavel - definition of gavel by The Free Dictionary


a. One that a judge or presiding officer raps to signal for order. b. One that an auctioneer raps to mark the end of a transaction. 2. A maul used by masons in ...

Gavel | Define Gavel at Dictionary.com


Gavel definition, a small mallet used by the presiding officer of a meeting, a judge , etc., usually to signal for attention or order ... Word Origin and History for gavel

George Glazer Gallery - Antiques - About Gavels


The origin of the gavel is obscure, and the historical derivation of the word unknown. In Middle English, gavel was tribute or rent paid by a tenant to a landowner.

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Grasping the Gavel - American Historical Association


I muffed my first official act as president of the AHA. When outgoing president Gabrielle Spiegel handed me the gavel at the end of the business meeting on ...

Working Hardly: Random Facts about the Gavel - Survive Law


Sep 12, 2012 ... In Australia you'll only see a gavel at an auction or in a poorly researched courtroom scene on TV. But then how do our judges maintain ...

History of the Passing of Gavel - Florida Supreme Court Historical ...


For much of Florida's history, the transfer of power from one Chief Justice to the next was an event shrouded in secrecy. No records exist from the early years of ...