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county court

noun
1.
  1. an administrative board in counties in some states.
  2. a judicial tribunal in some states with jurisdiction extending over one or more counties.
2.
  1. the lowest civil tribunal, having limited jurisdiction, mostly for the recovery of small debts.
  2. (formerly) the assembly of local residents who met periodically in each county under the presidency of the sheriff to transact the judicial and administrative business of the county.
Origin of county court
1525-1535
1525-35
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  • You'll submit all right when they've dragged you twenty-eight miles to the county court house once or twice.

    The Firing Line Robert W. Chambers
  • He was chosen a justice of the peace, and as such sat in the county court.

    Hidden Treasures Harry A. Lewis
  • Wa'al, Tobe hed ter make a report ter the jedge o' the county court every six months.

    'way Down In Lonesome Cove Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
  • "I told you so," muttered the county court clerk to the Swiss baker.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • There is in each county a county court held by justices of the peace.

    The Government Class Book Andrew W. Young
  • In the concept of county government, the role of the county court was central.

    The Fairfax County Courthouse Ross D. Netherton
  • This is not a case in a justices court, or even in a county court.

  • Therefore, he meant to forestall the attack with an attack in the county court.

    The Portal of Dreams Charles Neville Buck
  • The county court and his parish church services were his chief contacts with the world that lay beyond his plantation.

    How Justice Grew Martha W. (Martha Woodroof) Hiden
  • A judgment in the county court was given in favour of the applicant.

British Dictionary definitions for county court

county court

noun
1.
(in England) a local court exercising limited jurisdiction in civil matters
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