high court of justiciary

Usage: usually capitalized H&C&J
: the supreme court having jurisdiction over criminal cases in Scotland

their trial began in the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh — David Masters

— compare court of session

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High Court of Justiciary
The supreme criminal court in Scotland
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Main Entry:justice

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