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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arches  \Arch"es\, 
  pl  of  {Arch},  n. 
 
  {Court  of  arches},  or  {Arches  Court}  (Eng.  Law),  the  court  of 
  appeal  of  the  Archbishop  of  Canterbury,  whereof  the  judge, 
  who  sits  as  deputy  to  the  archbishop,  is  called  the  Dean 
  of  the  Arches,  because  he  anciently  held  his  court  in  the 
  church  of  St  Mary-le-Bow  (de  arcubus).  It  is  now  held  in 
  Westminster.  --Mozley  &  W. 




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