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court of summary jurisdiction Line breaks: court of sum|mary jur¦is|dic¦tion

Definition of court of summary jurisdiction in English:


A court, especially a magistrate’s court, that tries summary offences without a jury.
Example sentences
  • In fact the undertakers brought proceedings in the High Court, which was not a court of summary jurisdiction.
  • Then statutes, and particularly the Customs Procedure Act, started to give jurisdiction to courts of summary jurisdiction which rather indicates it was more a criminal-type proceeding.
  • A decision of a court of summary jurisdiction discharging a complaint or information has never been regarded with the same sanctity as the verdict of a jury.

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