Court of the Lord High Steward Law and Legal Definition

Court of the Lord High Steward is a court where peers of England were tried for felony and certain other high crimes. In England, Court of the Lord High Steward served this purpose when Parliament is not in session.

“Execution must be performed by the legal officer, the sheriff or his deputy, whose warrant for so doing was anciently by precept under the hand and seal of the judge, and it is still practiced in the Court of the Lord High Steward, upon the execution of a peer.” [Bullitt v. Sturgeon, 127 Ky. 332, 337 (Ky. 1907)].