court of common pleas


court of common pleas

Definition of COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

1
:  a former English superior court having civil jurisdiction
2
:  an intermediate court in some American states that usually has civil and criminal jurisdiction

First Known Use of COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

1606

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