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Town privileges

Index Town privileges

Town privileges or borough rights were important features of European towns during most of the second millennium. [1]

23 relations: Ancient borough, Burgh, Charter, City rights in the Low Countries, City status in the United Kingdom, Confoederatio cum principibus ecclesiasticis, Diet (assembly), Dutch language, Europe, Free imperial city, German language, German town law, Guild, Kulm law, Law, Lübeck law, Magdeburg rights, Monarch, Privilege (law), Self-governance, Stad (Sweden), Staple right, Town.

Ancient borough

The ancient boroughs were a historic unit of lower-tier local government in England and Wales.

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A burgh was an autonomous municipal corporation in Scotland and Northern England, usually a town, or toun in Scots.

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A charter is the grant of authority or rights, stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified.

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City rights in the Low Countries

City rights are a feature of the medieval history of the Low Countries.

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City status in the United Kingdom

City status in the United Kingdom is granted by the monarch of the United Kingdom to a select group of communities:, there are 69 cities in the United Kingdom – 51 in England, six in Wales, seven in Scotland and five in Northern Ireland.

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Confoederatio cum principibus ecclesiasticis

The Confoederatio cum principibus ecclesiasticis ("Treaty with the princes of the church") was decreed on 26 April 1220 by Frederick II as a concession to the German bishops in return for their co-operation in the election of his son Henry as King.

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Diet (assembly)

In politics, a diet is a formal deliberative assembly.

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Dutch language

The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, spoken by around 23 million people as a first language (including the population of the Netherlands where it is the official language, and about sixty percent of Belgium where it is one of the three official languages) and by another 5 million as a second language.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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Free imperial city

In the Holy Roman Empire, the collective term free and imperial cities (Freie und Reichsstädte), briefly worded free imperial city (Freie Reichsstadt, urbs imperialis libera), was used from the fifteenth century to denote a self-ruling city that had a certain amount of autonomy and was represented in the Imperial Diet.

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German language

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe.

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German town law

The German town law (Deutsches Stadtrecht) or German municipal concerns (Deutsches Städtewesen) was a set of early town privileges based on the Magdeburg rights developed by Otto I. The Magdeburg Law became the inspiration for regional town charters not only in Germany, but also in Central and Eastern Europe who modified it during the Middle Ages.

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A guild is an association of artisans or merchants who oversee the practice of their craft/trade in a particular area.

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Kulm law

Kulm law, Culm law or Chełmno Law (Kulmer Recht; Jus Culmense vetus; Prawo chełmińskie) was a legal constitution for a municipal form of government used in several Central European cities during the Middle Ages.

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Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior.

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Lübeck law

The Lübeck law (Lübisches (Stadt)Recht) was the constitution of a municipal form of government developed at Lübeck, now in Schleswig-Holstein, after it was made a free city in 1226.

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Magdeburg rights

Magdeburg rights (Magdeburger Recht; also called Magdeburg Law) were a set of town privileges first developed by Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (936–973) and based on the Flemish law, which regulated the degree of internal autonomy within cities and villages, granted by the local ruler.

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A monarch is a sovereign head of state in a monarchy.

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Privilege (law)

A privilege is a certain entitlement to immunity granted by the state or another authority to a restricted group, either by birth or on a conditional basis.

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Self-governance, self-government, or autonomy, is an abstract concept that applies to several scales of organization.

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Stad (Sweden)

Stad (Swedish: "town; city"; plural städer) is a Swedish term that historically has used for urban centers of various sizes.

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Staple right

The staple right, also translated stacking right or storage right, both from the Dutch stapelrecht, was a medieval right accorded to certain ports, the staple ports.

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A town is a human settlement.

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Borough rights, City laws, City privileges, City right, City rights, Civic charter, Municipal rights, Stadtrecht, Town privilege, Town rights.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_privileges

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