common pleas

plural noun

Definition of common pleas

1 singular in construction : court of common pleas
2 a : actions over which the English crown did not exercise exclusive jurisdiction
b : civil actions between English subjects

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First Known Use of common pleas

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Common Pleas

noun

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