county court

noun

Definition of county court

: a court in some states that has a designated jurisdiction usually both civil and criminal within the limits of a county

Examples of county court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The courthouse at the center of downtown housed a county court, a county jail, and a probation and parole office. New York Times, 15 Dec. 2021 In addition, the higher court ordered Wednesday that individual county court systems are now able to determine their own social distancing guidelines or eliminate them entirely, as the pandemic appears to wane. Megan Crepeau, chicagotribune.com, 30 June 2021 His father, Michael, a former county court judge, practices law with him. LaHood graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2007. Emilie Eaton, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Dec. 2021 Constables are elected officials charged with enforcing county court orders. AZCentral.com, 8 Nov. 2021 An affidavit filed in county court says Huxley was one of three officers who responded to a disorderly conduct report at a downtown monument the morning of Sept. 24. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 The providers instead also sued, among others, every state trial court judge and county court clerk in Texas. Adam Liptak, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2021 There were 5,904 eviction filings in the county court in 2019 before pandemic eviction protections went into effect, though most Oregon evictions are handled as a civil matter between landlords and tenants and never reach the court. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, 19 Aug. 2021 Texas also invoked sovereign-immunity claims and judicial-immunity claims in a bid to foil the litigation against the officials, among whom are a county judge and a county court clerk. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 1 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of county court

1639, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of county court was in 1639

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19 Jan 2022

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“County court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/county%20court. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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county court

noun

English Language Learners Definition of county court

: a court of law for cases within a county

county court

noun, often capitalized both Cs

Legal Definition of county court

: a court in some states that has a designated jurisdiction usually both civil and criminal within the limits of a county

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