(in Scotland) a court having jurisdiction to try summarily or on indictment all but the most serious crimes and to deal with most civil actions
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How to use sheriff court in a sentence
Small′-debts, a phrase current in Scotland to denote debts under 12, recoverable in the sheriff court.
She determined to attend the sheriff-court on Monday morning and ask to be given the custody of Baubie.
Offences against the game laws are not triable by justices of the peace, but only in the sheriff court.
It is the county-town; and hither, in 1660, the sheriff-court was removed from Kincardine by Act of Parliament.