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 Lees.Leeward 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Leet (A).
 
A manor-court for petty offences; the day on which such a court was held. (Anglo-Saxon, lethe, a lawcourt superior to the wapentake.)   1
       
“Who has a breast so pure,
But some uncleanly apprehensions
Keep leets and law-days and in session sit
With meditations lawful?”
       
Shakespeare: Othello, iii. 3.
 


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