county court


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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Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office/AP A grand jury has indicted Amber Guyger, the ex-Dallas police officer who fatally shot Botham Jean in his apartment in September, on a murder charge, according to Dallas county court records. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Amber Guyger has been indicted for murder after the Botham Jean shooting," 30 Nov. 2018 The groups in charge of this procedure are the county canvassing boards, made up of the county supervisor of elections, a county court judge and the chair of the county commission. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, "Florida Recount: How It Works," 9 Nov. 2018 The hearing Tuesday before a district judge will determine if there's enough evidence to send charges against several of the defendants in the case to county court for trial. Fox News, "Another hearing set to begin in Penn State frat death case," 21 Aug. 2018 Federal, state and county courts and Anne Arundel County offices will be closed Wednesday for the Fourth of July holiday. Talia Richman,, "Fourth of July closings in Anne Arundel County," 2 July 2018 Two county court at law judges, one Democrat and the other Republican, also broke ranks with their colleagues and asked the county to settle. Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Appeals court rules Harris County revised bail order can move forward," 1 June 2018 Until the early 1930s, Indiana county courts handled naturalizations and they were later conducted by the federal courts. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "Early immigrants to Indianapolis and their hard-won path to citizenship," 22 June 2018 Cox immersed herself in the archives of rural county court houses, poring through 200-year-old deed books, poking around the basements of libraries. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "The Unheralded Pioneers of 19th-Century America Were Free African-American Families," 19 June 2018 Other races include judicial runoffs for the 187th and 226th state district courts, a GOP runoff for a county probate court, and a Democratic runoff for a county court-at-law. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "Primary runoff Tuesday to decide several contested races," 21 May 2018

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1639, in the meaning defined above

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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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