Meaning of “criminal court” in the English Dictionary

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"criminal court" in British English

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criminal courtnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɪm.ɪ.nəl ˌkɔːt/ us /ˈkrɪm.ɪ.nəl ˌkɔːrt/

Examples from literature

  • Civil and criminal courts are separate. 
  • For this sort of robbery the criminal court was twice assembled in the present month. 
  • The criminal court being assembled, she was tried and found guilty. 
  • The criminal court went outside the common law to prosecute political enemies, e.g. by dispensing with a jury. 
  • Towards the latter end of February a criminal court was convened, in which six of the convicts received sentence of death. 

(Definition of “criminal court” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"criminal court" in Business English

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criminal courtnoun [ C ]

uk us

LAW a law court that deals with criminal cases

(Definition of “criminal court” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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