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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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 Initially filed in a county court in December, the legal claim targets 21 companies and a handful of individuals accused of conspiracy, neglect and creating a public nuisance by making and marketing addictive painkillers, according to court papers. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Harris County fights Big Pharma efforts to move opioid lawsuit to Ohio," 27 Feb. 2018 Due to the absence of a local county court-at-law, the county judge’s duties also include presiding in court over misdemeanor criminal proceedings as well as juvenile, probate and guardianship cases. Zeke Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "Bandera County challenger says judge has served long enough," 14 Feb. 2018 Rotondo's parents sued in local and county court before turning to a state Supreme Court for help with their son's removal. Michelle Hunter,, "NY judge evicts 30-year-old from parents' home: report," 22 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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