night court


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)

Examples of night court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fulton officials plan to run night court for years to get their heads above the cresting waters of a judicial backlog. Ben Brasch, ajc, 2 June 2022 Larroquette will reprise his role as Dan Fielding, the former night court prosecutor. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Mar. 2022 The latest evidence of Trump’s innumeracy has arrived in the form of a late-night court filing by New York Attorney General Letitia James. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 19 Jan. 2022 Before the extension, with the moratorium set to expire Jan. 31, Badon said the judges debated opening on weekends and running a night court to wend through the backlog. John Simerman,, 22 Jan. 2021 In a Monday night court filing, the administration of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham urged the state Supreme Court to intervene and defuse the lawsuits. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 10 Dec. 2020 Only one person at a time is allowed in the courtroom to address the judge to maintain proper social distancing, and night court remains closed. USA TODAY, 8 July 2020 The housing docket will resume on April 20, and the night court will resume on April 23. Eric Heisig, cleveland, 24 Mar. 2020 Gooding pleaded not guilty during a night court arraignment and has been released on his own recognizance, the Associated Press reported. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, 14 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of night court

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Night court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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