court of appeals

court of appeals
a court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agencies
Hypernyms: ↑court, ↑tribunal, ↑judicature
Hyponyms: ↑circuit court of appeals

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(US) (or chiefly Brit court of appeal) noun, pl courts of appeals [count]
1 : a court that studies the decisions made by a lower court and decides if they were correct — called also (US) appeals court (chiefly Brit) appeal court
2 Court of Appeals US : any one of 13 courts in the U.S. below the Supreme Court

the 9th/Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

3 Court of Appeal Brit : the highest court in Britain below the House of Lords

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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