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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 ... Who are the most notorious judges in history? Michael Prete ...

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 ...

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.

Court Historical Society - US District Court


OCTOBER 2005. A typical gavel. The Gavel. When we hear the rapping of the gavel, we know what it means, but why is the gavel used? What is its history?

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 ...

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.

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.

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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...