municipal court

noun
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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

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First Known Use of municipal court

1828


Law Dictionary

municipal court

noun

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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