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court' of com'mon pleas'

1. (formerly in England) a court to hear civil cases between common citizens.
2. (in some U.S. states) a court with general civil jurisdiction. Also,Court' of Com'mon Pleas'.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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