court of common pleas
noun pl. courts of common pleasThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A court in some states of the United States having general jurisdiction.
- A court in Great Britain that formerly heard civil cases between commoners.