piepowder court (pI-pow-d<<schwa>>r).Hist. In medieval England, a court having jurisdiction over a fair or market and presided over by the organizer’s steward. • The name is a corruption of two French words (pied and poudre) meaning “dusty feet.” — Also termed court of piepowder. — Also spelled piepoudre; piedpoudre; pipowder; py-powder.
[Blacks Law 8th]