municipal court

noun

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
2

Examples of municipal court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In May, Kansas City’s website went offline because of what the city called a computer outage, causing the municipal court to close for three days and KC Water’s online billing to shut down for more than a week. Eleanor Nash, Kansas City Star, 3 June 2024 Court records show the woman was charged with domestic assault in municipal court. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 13 May 2024 Russell was found guilty of misdemeanor counts in municipal court in October. Rebecca Cohen, NBC News, 21 Mar. 2024 In October, a municipal court judge found Russell guilty of two misdemeanor charges of false reporting to law enforcement authorities and falsely reporting an incident. Maxime Tamsett, CNN, 22 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for municipal court 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Municipal court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/municipal%20court. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

municipal court

noun
: 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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