civil actions or proceedings between private citizens.
Also Common Pleas . court of common pleas.
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How to use common pleas in a sentence
Daniel Wells, chief justice of the court of common pleas of Massachusetts, died at Cambridge, aged 63.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
On revising the statutes good behavior was made the term of tenure for the judges and clerks of common pleas.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
A statute of Elizabeth required a list of fines to be exposed in the court of common pleas and at assizes.
The court of common pleas in those days corresponded to the county court of our time.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II | Stephen M. Ostrander
Five school examiners are appointed in each county, by the Court of common pleas, who are to examine teachers.A New Guide for Emigrants to the West | J. M. Peck
British Dictionary definitions for common pleas
short for Court of Common Pleas
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