Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Civil matters; the court of common pleas.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The name of a court of record having general original jurisdiction in civil suits. Common causes or suits. A term anciently used to denote civil actions, or those depending between subject and subject, as distinguished from pleas of the crown. Dallett v. Feltus, 7 Phila. (Pa.) 627.