criminal courtnoun [ C ]uk /ˈkrɪm.ɪ.nəl ˌkɔːt/ us /ˈkrɪm.ɪ.nəl ˌkɔːrt/
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- 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.