municipal court


Definition of municipal court

1 : a court that sits in some cities and larger towns and that usually has civil and criminal jurisdiction over cases arising within the municipality

Examples of municipal court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neff takes over as the new municipal court judge in the new year. John Benson, cleveland, 22 Dec. 2021 Elected Lakewood’s new municipal court judge, Tess Neff will be vacating her seat as Ward 1 Councilwoman on city council. John Benson, cleveland, 29 Nov. 2021 The duties of the clerk of courts office include filing court documents, issuing titles for automobiles, overseeing bailiffs in municipal court to provide security and serve evictions, process traffic tickets and process passport applications. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 23 Sep. 2021 The following month, in July 2019, the case and a $980 fine were referred to municipal court., 25 Aug. 2021 In 2010, Ashlee was found guilty in a New Jersey municipal court and ordered to pay a fine of $189. Jodi Guglielmi,, 19 Oct. 2021 Other Ohio housing courts that have been created in Franklin and Cuyahoga counties are based in municipal court, not common pleas. Dan Horn, The Enquirer, 6 Oct. 2021 Clancy’s ticket was recommended for dismissal, according to data from the City Attorney’s Office, and the online municipal court database shows no record of his citation. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 June 2021 The Department of Justice reported that the city's law enforcement and municipal court were focused not on public safety, but on revenue. Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune, 27 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of municipal court

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of municipal court was in 1828

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26 Dec 2021

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“Municipal court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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Legal Definition of municipal court

: a court that sits in some cities and larger towns and that usually has limited civil and criminal jurisdiction over cases arising within the municipality also : police court


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