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quarter sessions Line breaks: quar|ter ses|sions

Definition of quarter sessions in English:

plural noun

(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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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