court of common pleas

noun phrase

Definition of court of common pleas

1 : a former English superior court having civil jurisdiction
2 : an intermediate court in some American states that usually has civil and criminal jurisdiction

First Known Use of court of common pleas

1606


Law Dictionary

court of common pleas

legal Definition of court of common pleas

often capitalized C&C&P : an intermediate-level court in some states (as Arkansas, Connecticut, and Ohio) having limited jurisdiction over various civil and criminal matters

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