sessions of the peace

A court of record held before two or more justices of the peace for the execution of the authority given them by their commission and certain acts of Parliament. People v Powell (NY) 14 Abb Pr 91, 93.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Sessions of the peace — Session Ses sion, n. [L. sessio, fr. sedere, sessum, to sit: cf. F. session. See {Sit}.] 1. The act of sitting, or the state of being seated. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] So much his ascension into heaven and his session at the right hand of God do… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace — Formerly, a court of criminal jurisdiction in New Jersey. In English law, a court of criminal jurisdiction held in each county once in every quarter of a year, but in the county of Middlesex twice a month. When held at other times than quarterly …   Black's law dictionary

  • clerks of the general sessions of the peace — Clerks of the courts of common pleas, known as county clerks, in England and in the American colonies, who were also ex officio clerks of the general sessions of the peace and registers of deeds in their respective counties …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • quarter sessions of the peace — See court of quarter sessions of the peace …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of quarter sessions of the peace — A minor English court held quarterly in each county and presided over therein by two justices of the peace …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace — Formerly, a court of criminal jurisdiction in the state of Pennsylvania, having power to try misdemeanors, and exercising certain functions of an administrative nature …   Black's law dictionary

  • Clerk of the Peace — A clerk of the peace held an office in England and Wales whose responsibility was the records of the Quarter Sessions and the framing of presentments and indictments. They had legal training, so that they could advise justices of the peace.… …   Wikipedia

  • Clerk of the Peace — In English law, an officer whose duties are to officiate at sessions of the peace, to prepare indictments, and to record the proceedings of the justices, and to perform a number of special duties in connection with the affairs of the county.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Justice of the peace — A justice of the peace (JP) is a puisne judicial officer elected or appointed by means of a commission (letters patent) to keep the peace. Depending on the jurisdiction, they might dispense summary justice or merely deal with local administrative …   Wikipedia

  • Justice of the Peace — A Justice of the Peace (JP) is a puisne judicial officer appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace. Depending on the jurisdiction, they might dispense summary justice and deal with local administrative applications in common law… …   Wikipedia

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