quarter sessions


quarter sessions

noun plural

Definition of QUARTER SESSIONS

:  a former English local court with limited original and appellate criminal and sometimes civil jurisdiction and often administrative functions held quarterly usually by two justices of the peace in a county or by a recorder in a borough

First Known Use of QUARTER SESSIONS

1566

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