In American law. A court of criminal jurisdiction in the state of Pennsylvania, having power to try misdemeanors, and’exercising certain functions of an administrative nature. There is one such court in each county of the state. Its sessions are, In general, held at the same time and by the same judges as the court of oyer and terminer and general jail delivery. See Brightly’s Purd. Dig. pp. 26, 383, f 35, p. 1198, f 1.