crown court
noun Date: 1827 a court in England and Wales that exercises jurisdiction over matters formerly heard by the quarter sessions and criminal matters formerly heard by the courts of assize

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  • Crown Court — ➔ court1 * * * Crown Court UK US noun [C, usually singular] ► LAW in the UK, the court of law that is responsible for serious criminal cases: »Crown Courts have power to deal with indictable offences, and also hear most appeals from magistrates… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Crown Court — This article is about the British court. For the TV programme, see Crown Court (TV series). For the church, see Crown Court Church. This article is part of the series: Courts of England and Wales Law of Engla …   Wikipedia

  • Crown Court — n (in England and Wales) a local court in larger towns and cities where serious criminal cases are tried by a judge and jury. Cases may come to the Crown Court when a magistrates’ court decides that they are too serious for it to deal with. If a… …   Universalium

  • Crown Court —    1) South out of Cheapside at No. 64, next to Sir John Bennett s (P.O Directory). In Cheap Ward.    First mention: O. and M. 1677.    Probably named after the house called the Crown occupied by a Mercer, temp. H. VIII.    See Crowned Seld.… …   Dictionary of London

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