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:
1865–70

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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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