A court, especially a magistrate’s court, that tries summary offences without a jury.
More 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.