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common pleas

pl.n.
Civil acts as distinguished from criminal prosecutions, especially as handled in a court of common pleas.

common pleas

n
(Law) short for Court of Common Pleas

com′mon pleas′


n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) civil actions or proceedings between private citizens.
2. (often caps.) court of common pleas.
[1175–1225]
References in classic literature ?
Daniel Quilp of Tower Hill, and Sampson Brass of Bevis Marks in the city of London, Gentleman, one of her Majesty's attornies of the Courts of the King's Bench and Common Pleas at Westminster and a solicitor of the High Court of Chancery, slumbered on, unconscious and unsuspicious of any mischance, until a knocking on the street door, often repeated and gradually mounting up from a modest single rap to a perfect battery of knocks, fired in long discharges with a very short interval between, caused the said Daniel Quilp to struggle into a horizontal position, and to stare at the ceiling with a drowsy indifference, betokening that he heard the noise and rather wondered at the same, and couldn't be at the trouble of bestowing any further thought upon the subject.
I proposed to borrow of Mr Rugg (or of Miss Rugg; it's the same thing; she made a little money by a speculation in the Common Pleas once).
The Commission consists of lawyers and non-lawyers including the President Judges of Common Pleas Court and Municipal Court, the Chief Public Defender, the City Solicitor, the Chancellor, Chancellor-Elect and Vice Chancellor of the Bar Association and representatives of diverse interests within the community.
Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas confirms PA Liquor Control Board's decision to grant license
PHILADELPHIA -- To prepare voters for the May 19 primary election, the Philadelphia Bar Association's Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention has been evaluating the candidates for judge of Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court.
That's because the following courts Massillon Municipal Court, Stark County Common Pleas Court, Portage County Common Pleas Court, Ravenna Municipal Court, Wayne County Municipal Court, Wayne County Common Pleas Court, Summit County Common Pleas Court, Akron Municipal Court, and courts in Licking County all required a 10 percent cash deposit to post bail and get released from jail while their court case is pending.
The girl told a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court jury in Dayton, Ohio, that the first assault occurred in 1996 when she was 9.
Irvine withdrew his candidacy for Municipal Court, although he remains a recommended candidate for judge of the Court of Common Pleas.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, pursuant to an Order of the Cuyahoga County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas that a proposed settlement has been reached in this putative shareholder derivative action.
In addition, while Adam Beloff removed himself from the Municipal Court ballot, he remains a recommended candidate for judge of the Court of Common Pleas.
PHILADELPHIA, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five more complaints naming the building owner, his demolition contractor and subcontractor, and the equipment operator have been filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in the aftermath of last week's deadly collapse of the vacant 2134 Market St.
Curran of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas said police illegally searched the relief pitcher's car Dec.