English version

county court

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
county courtˌcounty ˈcourt noun [countable]  SCTa local court of law. In Britain, county courts deal with private quarrels between people rather than with serious crimes. In the US, they also deal with less important criminal cases.criminal court
Examples from the Corpus
county courtAny personal injury action may be started in a county court.Once they're approved landlords or homeowners will be able to go straight to a county court for a possession order.If there is money in court, the county court should transfer the money to the High Court.Similar considerations apply in the county court which also has the power to award costs.The owner sued the insurers and obtained judgment in the county court for £5,199.30.The county court will be able to grant all the remedies now available in the High Court.
From Longman Business Dictionarycounty courtˈcounty court [countable]LAW in Britain, a court that makes decisions on legal cases brought by private citizens within a particular area, that are not important enough to be heard in a HIGH COURT court
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