Quarter Sessions, *A court bearing this name, mostly invested with the trial of criminals. It takes its name from sitting quarterly or once in three months.

2. The English courts of quarter sessions were erected during the reign of Edward Iii. Vide Stat. 36 Edward Iii. Crabb's Eng. L. 278.

* From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, 1856 Edition. Please see Bouvier's Legal Abbreviations & Abbreviated References for help with obscure nomenclature & references.

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