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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An inferior court having the power to prosecute minor criminal offenses and to hold for trial persons charged with more serious offenses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a minor court to try persons brought before it by the police.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a court that has power to prosecute for minor offenses and to bind over for trial in a superior court anyone accused of serious offenses

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