court of common pleas
Date: 1606 1. a former English superior court having civil jurisdiction 2. an intermediate court in some American states that usually has civil and criminal jurisdiction

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  • Court of Common Pleas — may refer to several different courts: England and Wales and Ireland: Court of Common Pleas (England) Court of Common Pleas (Ireland) United States: four types of state trial courts still in existence, all with names stemming from English common… …   Wikipedia

  • Court of Common pleas — Court Court (k[=o]rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co + a root akin to Gr. chorto s inclosure, feeding place, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Court of Common Pleas — bezeichnet: Court of Common Pleas (England und Wales) Court of Common Pleas (Vereinigte Staaten) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • court of common pleas — often cap C&C&P: an intermediate level court in some states (as Arkansas, Connecticut, and Ohio) having limited jurisdiction over various civil and criminal matters Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • court of common pleas — Usage: often capitalized both Cs&P 1. : a former superior court of English common law at Westminster having jurisdiction over the ordinary civil suits between subject and subject and now forming part of the Court of King s Bench 2. : a court of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • court of common pleas — A nisi prius court of general jurisdiction, at least over civil cases. American colonial courts of common pleas were courts of justice presided over by judges appointed by the king and were known as county courts. The court of common pleas is the …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of common pleas — Law. 1. (formerly in England) a court to hear civil cases between common citizens. 2. (in some U.S. states) a court with general civil jurisdiction. Also, Court of Common Pleas. [1680 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Court of Common Pleas — Cour des plaids communs La Cour des plaids communs, en anglais Court of Common Pleas, était une cour de justice anglaise. Elle fut créée par Henri II pour soulager le Banc du roi. Elle demeura la troisième plus haute cour de justice anglaise… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • court of common pleas — court′ of com′mon pleas′ n. 1) law (formerly in England) a court to hear civil cases between common citizens 2) law (in some U.S. states) a court with general civil jurisdiction • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Court of Common Pleas — In English law, one of the four superior courts at Westminster, which existed up to the passing of the judicature acts. It was also styled the Common Bench . It was one of the courts derived from the breaking up of the aula regis, and had… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Common Pleas — In English law, one of the four superior courts at Westminster, which existed up to the passing of the judicature acts. It was also styled the Common Bench . It was one of the courts derived from the breaking up of the aula regis, and had… …   Black's law dictionary

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