court of sessions
Date: 1843 any of various state criminal courts of record

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • court of sessions — any of state courts of criminal jurisdiction in California, New York, and a few other states. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Court of Session (disambiguation) — A court of sessions is the name of a type of court in a number of countries which derive their legal system largely from English law. The name is, however, not of English, but Scottish origin. As many Scots were a part of the British colonial… …   Wikipedia

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