Meaning of “Crown Court” in the English Dictionary

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Crown Courtnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkraʊn ˈkɔːt/ us /ˌkraʊn ˈkɔːrt/ UK

Examples from literature

  • Hawker, while prowling about, saw Stephen Foster emerge from Crown Court, but thought nothing of that circumstance until long afterward. 
  • There is the Crown Court, where criminal cases are tried, and there is the Civil Court, where civil cases are heard. 

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

"Crown Court" in Business English

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Crown Courtnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk us

LAW in the UK, the court of law that is responsible for serious criminal cases:

Crown Courts have power to deal with indictable offences, and also hear most appeals from magistrates' courts.

(Definition of “Crown Court” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)