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

    An English city court presided over by the mayor, the recorder and the sheriffs.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law. The county court of London, held before the mayor, recorder, and sheriff, but of which the recorder is, in effect, the sole judge. No actions can be brought in this court that are merely personal. 3 Steph. Comm. 449, note l. In American law. A local court in some parts of the state of Virginia. Smith v. Commonwealth, 6 Grat. 696.