magistrates court

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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magistrates' court
 
n
(in England) a court of summary jurisdiction held before two or more justices of the peace or a stipendiary magistrate to deal with minor crimes, certain civil actions, and preliminary hearings

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