magistrates' court

noun

(in England) a court of summary jurisdiction held before two or more justices of the peace or a stipendiary magistrate to deal with minor crimes, certain civil actions, and preliminary hearings

Nearby words

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

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