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Johanna65

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Sweden Swedish
Hi!

In the novel I'm translating, which takes place in Bath, there is a trial at a Crown Court, and it says the jury was being let out early one day "so the judge could conduct court business".

What would this "court business" mean?

Many thanks in advance,

Johanna
 
  • MuttQuad

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    English - AmE
    Hi!

    In the novel I'm translating, which takes place in Bath, there is a trial at a Crown Court, and it says the jury was being let out early one day "so the judge could conduct court business".

    What would this "court business" mean?

    Many thanks in advance,

    Johanna
    That would be various activities of the court, such as administrative tasks, reading briefs, etc. which are not part of the courtroom jury trial.
     
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