Definition of sheriff court noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


sheriff court

BrE BrE//ˈʃerɪf kɔːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃerɪf kɔːrt//
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a lower court in Scotland Culture The cases in a sheriff court are dealt with by a sheriff (= a Scottish title for a judge). Serious crimes such as murder are dealt with in the High Court of Justiciary and serious civil cases go to the Court of Session.