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The Aulic Council was originally an executive council for the Holy Roman Empire.
Known in German as the Reichshofrath it was one of the two supreme courts of the Empire, the other being the court of the imperial chamber (Reichskammergericht). It had not only concurrent jurisdiction with the latter court, but in many cases exclusive jurisdiction, in all feudal processes, and in criminal affairs, over the immediate feudatories of the Emperor and in affairs which concerned the imperial Government.
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