county court
county court n often cap both Cs: a court in some states that has a designated jurisdiction usu. both civil and criminal within the limits of a county

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

County Court
The County Court should be used to sue for debts up to ₤50,000. The appropriate County Court is where the defendant is based or where the cause of action arose. The High Court is the appropriate court for actions to recover debts over that sum.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


County Court
an English court. The workhorse of the English civil court system (See civil procedure), it deals with civil matters subject to financial limits. It is peopled by judges of the Supreme Court, circuit judges and recorders. Most cases are heard by a district judge but more valuable cases may be heard by a circuit judge.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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  • County court — County Coun ty (koun t[y^]), n.; pl. {Counties} ( t[i^]z). [F. comt[ e], fr. LL. comitatus. See {Count}.] 1. An earldom; the domain of a count or earl. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • county court — n a local court of law. In Britain county courts deal with private quarrels between people rather than with serious crimes. In the US they also deal with less important criminal cases …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • county court — county courts N COUNT A county court is a local court which deals with private disputes between people, but does not deal with serious crimes. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

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  • County-Court — (spr. kauntĭ kōrt, abgekürzt C. C., »Grafschaftsgericht«) bezeichnet in England einen etwa dem deutschen Landgericht entsprechenden Gerichtshof mit besoldetem Richter, in den Vereinigten Staaten aber die Versammlung der Friedensrichter,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • county court — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms county court : singular county court plural county courts legal a local court of law in the UK and in some US counties, that deals with minor legal issues but not serious crimes …   English dictionary

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