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sheriff court

noun

(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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Nearby words

sheridan, sheridan, philip henry, sheridan, richard brinsley, sherif, sheriff, sheriff court, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, sherlock, sherlockian, sherman
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Examples from the Web for sheriff court

  • It is the county-town; and hither, in 1660, the sheriff-court was removed from Kincardine by Act of Parliament.

    The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1|William Finden
  • She determined to attend the sheriff-court on Monday morning and ask to be given the custody of Baubie.