night court


noun

a criminal court that convenes at night for the quick disposition of charges and the granting of bail.

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Origin of night court

First recorded in 1930–35
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Example sentences from the Web for night court

  • Ordinarily it would have been a simple bull-pen, night-court case—a loud-mouth drunk refusing to pay for a drink.

    Ten From Infinity|Paul W. Fairman