crown court


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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Recent Examples on the Web Emily Rosina Evans-Schreiber, 38, had only about $50 in her bank account when she was given control of her 94-year-old grandmother Rosina Evans’ finances in April 2018, a Northampton crown court heard Friday, according to the BBC. Fox News, 13 Jan. 2020 The rest go to crown courts, where salaried judges alone have the right to sentence defendants to more than a year behind bars. The Economist, 22 June 2019 Bramhall admitted the assaults in a hearing in Birmingham crown court on Wednesday, according to several news outlets. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of crown court

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Crown court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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