The Encyclopaedia Britannica, or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature Volume . 18, 1

The Encyclopaedia Britannica, or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature Volume . 18, 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...of any transgression of positive law, they were answerable with their persons and fortunes. Such impeachments being determined by a simple majority of votes, collected jointly from both houses, were to be tried immediately by the comitial tribunal, . where the accused were to receive their final judgment and punishment if found guilty, or to be honourably acquitted on sufficient proof of innocence. In order to form a necessary organization of the execu-Commis-tive power, there were established separate commissions, sions of connected with the above council, and subject to its ordi-education, nations. These were commissions of education, of police,&c' of war, and of treasury. The eighth article regulated the administration of jus-Adminitice. It constituted primary courts of justice for each pa-stration of latinate or district, composed of judges chosen at the die-Justicc" tine; and appointed higher tribunals, one being erected in each of the three provinces into which the kingdom was divided, with which appeals might be lodged from the primary courts. It likewise appointed for the trial of persons accused of crimes against the state, one supreme general tribunal for all classes, called a comitial tribunal, or court composed of persons chosen at the opening of every Diet. The ninth article provided a regency during the king's minority, in case of his settled alienation of reason, or upon the emergency of his being made a prisoner of war. The regulation of the dietines contained nothing that can The elecbc interesting to a British reader, except what related to tion ami the election and duties of nuncios or representatives to theuutie.s of general Diet. And here it was enacted, that persons hav-nuncios, ing a right to vote must all be nobles...
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