police court

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An inferior court having the power to hear the trial of minor criminal offenses and violations of local ordinances.

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  • noun 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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