Definition of Quarter sessions

1. Noun. A local court with criminal jurisdiction and sometimes administrative functions.

Generic synonyms: Court, Judicature, Tribunal
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quarter Sessions

quarter nettings
quarter note
quarter notes
quarter of
quarter of an hour
quarter past
quarter plate
quarter rest
quarter rests
quarter round
quarter saw
quarter sawed
quarter sawing
quarter saws
quarter section
quarter sessions (current term)
quarter stock
quarter to
quarter tone
quarter waiter
quarter waiters

Literary usage of Quarter sessions

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"Moreover, the quarter sessions had no power at common law to refer the ... No doubt at common law the quarter sessions could not refer an appeal to be ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by John Leycester Adolphus, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1838)
"... if the party complaining should be dissatisfied with such order, &c., he might appeal to the quarter sessions, who should make adjudication thereon, ..."

3. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"The courts of quarter sessions for the whole county are held four times a year at times prescribed by statute.1 At times other than those fixed by statute ..."

4. The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer by Richard Burn (1820)
"7. recognises the general sessions as well as the quarter sessions. He says the public sessions are of two kinds; viz. the general quarter sessions, ..."

5. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1847)
"unlucky ambition to shine at quarter sessions. In right of as a Justic his wife he was possessed of an estate in Yorkshire. Here he an(j "|™jr loved to ..."

6. The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer by Richard Burn, Joseph Chitty, Thomas Chitty (1837)
"47, the first of which, after reciting that " the general quarter sessions of the peace are now directed to be held in each year in the first week after the ..."

7. A Student's Manual of English Constitutional History by Dudley Julius Medley (1907)
"Above the petty and special sessions tower the quarter sessions ... The high powers which quarter sessions exercised until recently have been already noted. ..."

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