county court


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Med Dayton issued a statement praising the decision by the county court. Dallas News, 7 Mar. 2022 In that case, court records show that attorney fees and legal costs were kept to a minimum — about $815 — in part because the other HOA had opted for the less expensive tactic of seeking a judgment in county court, rather than seeking foreclosure in district court. Brittany Freeman, ProPublica, 11 Mar. 2023 Because of a county court system that has limited operations during the pandemic, the way criminal charges are filed in Kentucky and a prosecutor who critics say seems reluctant to dismiss charges en masse, hundreds of protesters have not yet had their day in court. NBC News, 23 Oct. 2020 The upshot is that instead of filing the form, felons seeking conviction reductions must have a legal motion drafted and submitted in the county court where they were convicted. Wesley Parnell, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2023 In 2019, Bialostosky sued a previous city council president for withholding public records, representing himself at the county court. oregonlive, 10 Jan. 2023 Weiss, the judge, is a former prosecutor who was appointed to the bench in 2012 as a county court judge. Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel, 20 Jan. 2023 Lovett was arrested in the case in June, and a Cleveland Municipal Court judge released him on a personal bond before his case was sent to county court. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 19 Jan. 2023 And the tree’s fate now awaits an appeal in county court. Tree Meinch, Discover Magazine, 5 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1639, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of county court was in 1639

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Cite this Entry

“County court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Legal Definition

county court

often capitalized both Cs
: 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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