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quarter sessions

Noun1.quarter sessions - a local court with criminal jurisdiction and sometimes administrative functions

QUARTER SESSIONS. A court bearing this name, mostly invested with the trial of criminals. It takes its name from sitting quarterly or once in three months.
     2. The English courts of quarter sessions were erected during the reign of Edward III. Vide Stat. 36 Edward III. Crabb's Eng. L. 278.

court, judicature, jurisprudence, law, tribunal
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