noun English Law.
a court of summary jurisdiction for minor offenses that is held without a jury.
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Examples from the Web for petty sessions
But here we are at my box; come in and have some breakfast, and I'll drive you to petty-sessions after.
British Dictionary definitions for petty sessions
(functioning as singular or plural) another term for magistrates' court
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