- court of appeals
- nouna court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agencies• Hyponyms: ↑circuit court of appeals
* * *law1 : 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 court2 Court of Appeals US : any one of 13 courts in the U.S. below the Supreme Court
the 9th/Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Useful english dictionary. 2012.