justice's court

or justice court


noun Law.

an inferior tribunal, not of record, having limited jurisdiction, both civil and criminal, and presided over by a justice of the peace.

Nearby words

  1. justice,
  2. justice court,
  3. justice in eyre,
  4. justice of the peace,
  5. justice of the peace court,
  6. justicer,
  7. justiceship,
  8. justicia,
  9. justiciable,
  10. justiciar

Origin of justice's court

First recorded in 1520–30

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British Dictionary definitions for justice court

justice court

noun

an inferior court presided over by a justice of the peace
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