Definitions

For the purposes of the motions carried by the court of common council the following definitions shall apply:

Guildmembers
Guildmembers are those inhabitants recognised by a guild charter as being members of a guild.
Guild Charter
A Guild Charter is a document recognised by the monarch as such.
Citizen
A citizen is a householder, or a person recognised by a householder as being members of that household who has either sworn as follows: "I declare my loyalty to the City of Linrodeth and place my fealty to it above all other Cities, States and Kingdoms." or was a citizen prior to Ternost 150. Direct employees of the witanmoot (or have been a member of the Guard for 15 years or more), who must also make the same oath, are also classed as citizens. Citizens (or the householder of their household) must pay the poll tax of that household's ward.12
Ward
A ward is an area of the city of Linrodeth recognised as such by the court of common council.
Householder
Any inhabitant owning property in a ward of the city of Linrodeth. If a citizen owns property in more than one ward, that citizen is considered to run a separate household in each ward in which that citizen owns property, and as such is liable to pay the poll tax for each such household.
Elector
An elector for a ward is a citizen who owns property in that ward. Provided that the value of the citizens' share of the property is worth at least £10 and the Citizen is aged 21 years or older.3
Alderman
An alderman for a ward is a guildmember who resides in that ward and is elected to that post as per the witanmoot procedures for Aldermen and Councillors. Aldermen are members of the Aldermanic Court and of the Court of Common Council.
Councillor
A councillor for a ward is a guildmember who resides in that ward and is elected to that post as per the witanmoot procedures for Aldermen and Councillors. Councillors are members of the Court of Common Council.
Inhabitant
An inhabitant of the city of Linrodeth is anybody capable of saying (or writing), in Athionic, the phrase "I am an inhabitant of the City of Linrodeth", and whose residence is within one mile radius of the Mootstoneboundaries of the City of Linrodeth as measured by the Lord of the City on the Springtide Festival 152.4
Lord of the City
The Lord of the City is elected by the Aldermanic Court by the standard procedure for the election of the lord of the city. The Lord of the City is also the Lord Chief Magistrate and the Duke of the Ishta Valley. The Lord of the City is a member of the Aldermanic Court and of the Court of Common Council.
Sherrif
The two sherrifs are elected by the Aldermanic Court by the standard procedure for the election of the sherrifs. The two sherrifs are members of the Aldermanic Court and the Court of Common Council.
The Royal Court
Any court designated as such by the Monarch.
The Court of the Lord Chief Magistrate
Any court designated as such by the Lord Chief Magistrate.
The Sherrif's Court
Any court designated as such by either Sherrif.
The Magistrate's Court
Any court designated as such by any Alderman.
The Aldermanic Court
Any meeting designated as such by any 13 (all of whom must be present) members of the Aldermanic Court.
The Court of Common Council
Any meeting designated as such by any 140 (all of whom must be present) members of the Court of Common Council.
Wardmoot
Any meeting designated as such by both the alderman and a majority of councillors for that ward.

Last updated: August 27, 2017 at 19:41 pm

Footnotes

  1. Underlined text added by motion proposed by Alison Shefford and passed by the court of common council in Galemir 150.
  2. Double underlined text added by motion proposed by Maureen Quiller and passed in Ternost 150
  3. Underlined text added by motion proposed by Eva Capel and seconded by Mary Hastings and passed by the Court of Common Council during spring 159
  4. overstruck text deleted and replaced by the underlined text by motion proposed by Jim Bottler and passed Pipetal 152

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