court of common pleas

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court of common pleas

n. pl. courts of common pleas
1. A court in some states of the United States having general jurisdiction.
2. A court in Great Britain that formerly heard commoners' civil cases.

Court of Common Pleas

1. (Law) English law (formerly) a superior court exercising jurisdiction in civil actions between private citizens
2. (Law) law US (in some states) a court exercising original and general jurisdiction

court′ of com′mon pleas′

1. (formerly in England) a court to hear civil cases between common citizens.
2. (in some U.S. states) a court with general civil jurisdiction.
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