(A). A manor-court for petty offences; the day on which such a court was held. (Anglo-Saxon, lethe, a law-court superior to the wapentake.)
Who has a breast so pure, But some uncleanly apprehensions Keep leets and law-days and in session sit With meditations lawful?
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894