quarter sessions

plural noun

Definition of quarter sessions

  1. :  a former English local court with limited original and appellate criminal and sometimes civil jurisdiction and often administrative functions held quarterly usually by two justices of the peace in a county or by a recorder in a borough

First Known Use of quarter sessions

1538


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