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Gavel - Wikipedia


In Medieval England, the word "gavel" could refer to a tribute or rent ... which may come from the Old English "gafol" (meaning "tribute").

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


Thanks for the A2A, Eunji. The gavel is a ubiquitous instrument in American courtrooms, I have heard its 'swack' so many times in my career that I ...

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


Legal History, a journal of that state's Supreme Judicial Court. While the gavel is commonly associated with the American courtroom, its use is not limited to the ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Origin of the Gavel&v=tNE0v4-SnjA
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...

gavel - Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com


You know that wooden hammer a judge slams down on his desk when he's trying to bring order to the court? That's a gavel.

Gavel | Define Gavel at Dictionary.com


to request or maintain (order at a meeting) by striking a gavel. to begin or put into effect (a legislative session, motion, etc.) by striking a gavel. Origin of gavel<sup>1</sup>

MASONIC GAVEL - Masonic Education


The Masonic gavel is an emblem of authority used by the Master of the lodge to show his executive power over the assemblage by punctuating its actions.

Knock it on the head, BBC. Judges don't use gavels | UK news | The ...


Nov 22, 2009 ... The first – "we didn't know" – doesn't say much for the quality of the research; the presence or lack of a gavel would hardly have been difficult to ...

What is the thing you hit the gavel on? | Reference.com


A gavel strikes against a small piece of wood called a "sound block." It can also be referred to as a "sounding block." Gavels and sound blocks are often used by  ...

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Why do judges bang a gavel? : AskHistorians - Reddit


Dec 31, 2012 ... A quick google search tells a lot about what they are used for but nothing on the history other than to say "traditionally". How far back does...

Working Hardly: Random Facts about the Gavel - Survive Law


Sep 12, 2012 ... There are plenty of theories, but the origin of the gavel is somewhat shrouded in mystery. Gavels are typically made of wood, although other ...

Grasping the Gavel - American Historical Association


... attributes with the larger history of voluntary societies in the 19th century. I have also wondered what the gavel might tell me as incoming president of the AHA.