night court

noun

Definition of night court

: a criminal court in a large city that sits at night (as for rapid disposition of criminal charges and the granting of bail)

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Building a business and a community After his military service, Greg earned his law degree and later became a civil night court judge in New York City. Megan Janetsky, azcentral, "A hotel, a war and a family tethered to Phoenix's history," 20 June 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of night court was in 1934

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