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 Individual county court systems keep files and some data on their own cases. Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, "Judges Are Locking Up Children for Noncriminal Offenses Like Repeatedly Disobeying Their Parents and Skipping School," 22 Dec. 2020 The pace of the criminal case is due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic which has slowed court proceedings throughout the county court system, said Timothy Grace, Burak’s attorney. Mike Nolan, chicagotribune.com, "Family of Orland Park teacher killed following 2019 holiday party ‘frustrated’ at pace of criminal case against priest," 3 Dec. 2020 Both remain in custody and are scheduled to be arraigned in county court Wednesday. oregonlive, "Portland man, 21, accused of lighting fires at Justice Center facing new charges," 2 Dec. 2020 In the heartland's Queen City, where Democrats swept a historically Republican county court system and voters elected their first female sheriff, people talked politics with The Enquirer Friday. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, "As Joe Biden nears electoral vote threshold, a heartland city looks ahead with fear of 'the abyss' and hope for reconciliation," 6 Nov. 2020 The county court is the county judge sitting in a judicial role. Ron Wood, Arkansas Online, "Reducing the number of county constables was legal, Supreme Court confirms," 6 Nov. 2020 Justices said the authority to abolish or alter township lines is statutorily vested in the county court. Ron Wood, Arkansas Online, "Reducing the number of county constables was legal, Supreme Court confirms," 6 Nov. 2020 Torres briefly served on a county court-at-law bench and has more than 20 years of legal experience. Elizabeth Zavala, ExpressNews.com, "Democratic judges leading Republicans in early voting in Bexar County," 3 Nov. 2020 The department, which has a $945 million budget and some 4,400 employees, also runs a network of jails, a crime laboratory and provides security at seven county court facilities. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Undersheriff Barnett to retire next month, but remain second in command on part-time basis," 27 Oct. 2020

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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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“County court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/county%20court. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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