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COURT OF JUSTICIARY Definition & Legal Meaning

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A Scotch court of general criminal jurisdiction of all offenses committed in any part of Scotland, both to try causes and to review decisions of inferior criminal courts. It is composed of five lords of session with the lord president or justiceclerk as president. It also has appellate jurisdiction in civil causes involving small amounts. An appeal lies to the house of lords.


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