Definition of Common Serjeant in English:

Common Serjeant


  • (in the UK) a circuit judge of the Central Criminal Court with duties in the City of London.

    • ‘He was Common Serjeant of the City of London at twenty-three, and he was Lord High Chancellor at thirty-seven.’
    • ‘The Common Serjeant of London remanded them in custody for sentence on June 16.’
    • ‘In 1995, he was appointed Senior Circuit Judge at the Old Bailey and from 2001 held the post of Common Serjeant of London.’
    • ‘The Common Serjeant of London, ordered not guilty verdicts to be recorded on all 11 charges at Snaresbrook Crown Court.’
    • ‘After lengthy discussion with counsel, the Common Serjeant addressed the jury.’
    • ‘No pictures were recovered, but the judge, Brian Barker, Common Serjeant of London, said he had no doubt O'Mahoney was filming the assaults.’