police court

noun

Definition of police court

:a court of record that has jurisdiction over various minor offenses (such as breach of the peace) and the power to bind over for trial in a superior court or for a grand jury persons accused of more serious offenses

First Known Use of police court

1762


Law Dictionary

police court

noun

legal Definition of police court

:a court of record in some states that has jurisdiction over various minor offenses and the power to bind over those accused of more serious offenses

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