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petty sessions Line breaks: petty ses|sions

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Definition of petty sessions in English:

noun

(In the UK) a magistrates' court for the summary trial of certain offences.
Example sentences
  • For ten years he was also a magistrate at the town's petty sessions court.
  • David Brewer, clerk to the justices for the Wiltshire petty sessions area, said better sharing of information between agencies would help trace defendants who went missing.

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