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, "British socialite stole nearly $300G from grandmother with dementia: report," 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, "Britain’s magistrates are in a funk. The time is right for reform," 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, "SB WUZ HERE: Surgeon pleads guilty to burning initials into patients’ organs," 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 24 Sep. 2020.

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