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Meaning of quarter sessions

quar'ter ses"sions

Pronunciation: [key]
— Law. Law.
  1. an English court of general criminal jurisdiction for crimes less than homicide, held quarterly.
  2. (in the U.S.) a court with limited criminal jurisdiction, having local administrative powers in some states.
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