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common pleas

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

n
(Law) short for Court of Common Pleas
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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).
Martha Bardell to commence an action against you for a breach of promise of marriage, for which the plaintiff lays her damages at fifteen hundred pounds, we beg to inform you that a writ has been issued against you in this suit in the Court of Common Pleas; and request to know, by return of post, the name of your attorney in London, who will accept service thereof.
The suit was filed Monday at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on the part of the (https://nypost.com/2019/08/06/boy-scouts-failed-to-stop-hundreds-of-sexual-predators-suit/) Abused in the Scouts group.
The Court of Common Pleas of York County agreed last year with the township, which led to the Commonwealth Court appeal.
According to a report by the Hill, Franklin County Common Pleas judge Julie Lynch filed paperwork with the county board of elections last week to run as a Democrat in 2023 elections.
Ayatollah Khamenei agreed to a request by Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani to pardon or reduce the sentences hundreds of eligible inmates convicted by courts of common pleas, the Islamic Revolution tribunals, the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces and the State Discretionary Punishment Organization.
Gyorgy Benedek, owner of Maintenance Free Building Services Inc., pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of Failure to Comply after submitting a check to BWC for $43,069 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. The plea followed a BWC investigation that revealed Benedek provided falsified BWC certificates of coverage to land a cleaning contract with another company.
The lawsuit was filed in the Court of Common Pleas for Allegheny County by two people representing two classes of plaintiffs: survivors of clergy sexual abuse, and children currently enrolled in Catholic schools who could be at risk of abuse, according to the lawsuit.
Domestic Violence Center Court (DVCC) is held every other Thursday in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. All misdemeanor and felony DV preliminary hearings (absent homicides and serious bodily-injury cases) are held in this forum, so that every DV case is brought before the court within two weeks of the defendant's arraignment.