magistrate's court


noun

a court having limited jurisdiction over minor civil and criminal matters, as matters of contract not exceeding a particular amount of money.

Nearby words

  1. magistery,
  2. magistracy,
  3. magistral,
  4. magistral line,
  5. magistrate,
  6. magistrates' court,
  7. maglemosean,
  8. maglemosian,
  9. maglev,
  10. magma

Origin of magistrate's court

First recorded in 1865–70

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