American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A court empowered to hear and decide on cases involving offenses against criminal law.
- n. a court having jurisdiction over criminal cases
“George Georgio, 30, from Northcote, is due to appear in a Bangkok criminal court today after he was arrested at Thailand's seaside resort of Pattaya in October 2009 on the request of the Australian Attorney-General's Department.”
“Bob’s late father, James E. Strunck, was a criminal court judge who had the unenviable and tortuous job of presiding over one of the early death penalty cases in Chicago after it was reinstated in 1977.”
“In some States, the juvenile-court movement has commenced by holding the trial of children a separate session of the ordinary criminal court of first instance.”
“Duncan Walker practised law with his brother until elevated to the Bench of the criminal court for the city of Natchez and County of Adams.”
“Sessions, which is a criminal court for the trial of misdemeanours without a jury.”
“The Prevots des Marechaux took the title of Equerry-Councillors of the King, and their place on the bench of the criminal court was immediately after that of the presiding judge.”
“They introduced controversial forensic techniques, such as an air-sampling method never before used in a criminal court case.”
“I desire to see Mr. Eyre indicted and a verdict of guilty in a criminal court obtained, because I have, from its commencement, carefully watched the Gordon case; and because a new study of all the evidence which has now been collected has confirmed my first conviction that Gordon's execution was as bad a specimen as we have had since Jeffries 'time of political murder.”
“Casey said the treatment of Milly Dowler's family in the Levi Bellfield court case had thrown the spotlight "on this rather odd scenario where in one court we have rich people pursuing their civil injunctions ... whereas down the road in the criminal court a family is being stripped in no uncertain terms of some of the moments with their family.”
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