Definition of quarter sessions in English:
(In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) a court of limited criminal and civil jurisdiction and of appeal, usually held quarterly in counties or boroughs, and replaced in 1972 by crown courts.
- In these circumstances the case would be heard in the common law courts of assizes, quarter sessions, or petty sessions.
- Now, is this kind of appeal from a justice a hearing de novo, like a quarter sessions appeal from a magistrate?
- In 1914 quarter sessions were given appellate jurisdiction over petty sessions in certain circumstances.
Definition of quarter sessions in:
- US English dictionary
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