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Comparative law notes

In Brazil, "vara" refers to a lower court. Usually, it is used to refer to the name of specific courts, such as: vara de família = family court; vara do trabalho = labor court; vara criminal = criminal court.

Definitions of court

a place where cases are heard and justice is administered

The singer is due in court on 22 June for the hearing.

the judges and all other officers and jury

The court consisted of three judges and a small number of officers.