Leete, or leta, is otherwise called a law-day. The word seemeth to have grown from the Saxon leðe, which was a court of jurisdiction above the wapentake or hundred, comprehending three or four of them, otherwise called thirshing, and contained the third part of a province or shire: these jurisdictions, one and other, be now abolished, and swallowed up in the county court. Cowell.
Who has a breast so pure,
But some uncleanly apprehensions
Keep leets and law-days, and in sessions sit
With meditations lawful. Shakespeare's Othello.
You would present her at the leet,
Because she bought stone jugs, and no seal'd quarts. Shak.