crown court

noun

Definition of crown court 

: a court in England and Wales that exercises jurisdiction over matters formerly heard by the quarter sessions and criminal matters formerly heard by the courts of assize

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Bramhall admitted the assaults in a hearing in Birmingham crown court on Wednesday, according to several news outlets. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "SB WUZ HERE: Surgeon pleads guilty to burning initials into patients’ organs," 13 Dec. 2017

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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