criminal court

noun

Definition of criminal court

: a court that has jurisdiction to try and punish offenders against criminal law

Examples of criminal court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vaught’s case stands out because medical errors ― even deadly ones ― are generally within the purview of state medical boards, and lawsuits are almost never prosecuted in criminal court. Kaiser Health News, oregonlive, 13 May 2022 Vaught's case stands out because medical errors ― even deadly ones ― are generally within the purview of state medical boards, and lawsuits are almost never prosecuted in criminal court. Brett Kelman, PEOPLE.com, 13 May 2022 The filing in San Francisco Superior Court was timed to a deal reached Tuesday morning in criminal court. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Apr. 2022 Other cases are still pending in criminal court and at least one new potential claimant has come forward since USA TODAY reported on the cases in early March, according to an attorney on the case. Katie Wedell, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2022 Brandt sued Pompa in civil court in 2018, after he was convicted and sentenced in criminal court for abusing her and other children. cleveland, 30 Mar. 2022 The Nanterre public prosecutor’s office has requested that Boutonnat’s case is brought before a criminal court following a 14-month investigation, according to news outlet AFP. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 26 Apr. 2022 But there is no evidence the kidnapping warrant was ever dismissed, so it could be used to arrest Donham and finally get her before a criminal court, said Jaribu Hill, an attorney working with the Till family. Jay Reeves, ajc, 22 Apr. 2022 But there is no evidence the kidnapping warrant was ever dismissed, so it could be used to arrest Donham and finally get her before a criminal court, said Jaribu Hill, an attorney working with the Till family. Jay Reeves, Chicago Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of criminal court

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of criminal court was in 1605

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19 May 2022

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“Criminal court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/criminal%20court. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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criminal court

noun

Legal Definition of criminal court

: a court that has jurisdiction to try criminal defendants

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