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county court


Definitions of county court

(UK LAW) a local law court that in most jurisdictions deals with civil (non-criminal) cases, especially involving smaller amounts of money

The claim in the county court was for £20,000.

(US LAW) a court of first instance, dealing with both criminal and civil matters in certain regions of some states

The majority of non-jury trials in Florida take place before one judge sitting as a judge of the county court.