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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]
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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).
Michael assists Ohio employers with all aspects of workers' compensation defense, representing clients before the Industrial Commission, Court of Common Pleas, and Appellate Courts.
This is the result of the General Assemblys late June passage of legislation that addressed a provision in Delaware law allowing DUI defendants who were convicted in Justice of the Peace Court to have their case retried on the merits in the Court of Common Pleas.
The city has been in litigation with another local company over rock crushing for several years now, and a Medina County Common Pleas Court judge just recently agreed that such an operation requires a conditional zoning permit, Huber said.
The Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County has awarded a subsidiary of Global safety equipment manufacturer, MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), USD46.
Common Pleas Court Judge Teresa Sarmina revoked bail for Lynn, remanding him to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia.
Padge Victoria Windslowe's third-degree murder trial is expected to start in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.
In July, Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Ceisler agreed, saying that the administration did not have the power to levy an amusement tax on a venue's "interior activity"--that is, anything other than the entry fee.
Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner sentenced Williams to five to 10 years on her guilty plea to two counts of third-degree murder.
Ross County Common Pleas Judge Scott Nusbaum was photographed at a party wearing dark makeup, a pink dress and a gray wig, the Chillicothe Gazette reported.
Tech One appealed these valuations to the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.