Meaning of police court in English:

police court

Pronunciation /pʊˈliːs ˌkɔːt/ /ˈpliːs ˌkɔːt/


  • A subordinate criminal court; specifically a court of summary jurisdiction for the trial or investigation of charges brought by the police; a magistrates' court.

    Formerly also called police office.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Patrick Murdoch (d. 1774), Church of England clergyman and writer. From police + court.