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magistrate's court

noun
1.
a court having limited jurisdiction over minor civil and criminal matters, as matters of contract not exceeding a particular amount of money.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • At year's end the case was still being heard in magistrate's court.
  • In cases involving narcotics, police cannot grant bail, but a magistrate's court may do so after a full hearing.
  • In cases involving narcotics, the police cannot grant bail, but a magistrate's court may do so after a full hearing.

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