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common pleas

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plural noun Law.
  1. civil actions or proceedings between private citizens.
  2. Also Common Pleas. court of common pleas.
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Origin of common pleas

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225
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common pleas

noun
  1. short for Court of Common Pleas
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