magistrate's court


: a court that has minor civil and criminal jurisdiction

Examples of magistrate's court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The outcry from the community and disagreement with the magistrate's court decision led the Washtenaw County prosecutor's office to file an emergency motion to cancel Le-Nguyen's bond. Asha C. Gilbert, Detroit Free Press, 11 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of magistrate's court was in 1712

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“Magistrate's court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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