(in the U.S. federal court system and some state court systems) an appellate court intermediate between the trial courts and the court of last resort.
the highest appellate court of New York State.
Court of Appeal, British. See under .
Courts, also called appellate courts, that are designed as part of the system of due process. Cases may be presented to these courts if a party is dissatisfied with the original court’s decision. An appeal must demonstrate that a new decision is warranted, usually in light of new evidence or a persuasive argument that the Constitution was improperly interpreted. A case may be appealed to successively higher state or federal appellate courts until it reaches the United States Supreme Court. There are twelve federal courts of appeal, each covering a group of states called a “circuit.”
noun, Law. 1. (formerly in England) a court to hear civil cases between common citizens. 2. (in some U.S. states) a court with general civil jurisdiction. noun 1. (English law) (formerly) a superior court exercising jurisdiction in civil actions between private citizens 2. (US, law) (in some states) a court exercising original and general jurisdiction
noun, Law. 1. a court, usually with a limited jurisdiction, that handles legal cases involving a family, especially controversies between parent and child or between the marriage partners.
noun, Law. 1. a court having jurisdiction in equity or administering justice in accordance with the principles of equity.
noun 1. (def 2c). [eks-chek-er, iks-chek-er] /ˈɛks tʃɛk ər, ɪksˈtʃɛk ər/ noun 1. a treasury, as of a state or nation. 2. 3. Informal. one’s financial resources; funds: I’d love to go, but the exchequer is a bit low. noun 1. (formerly) an English civil court where Crown revenue cases were tried Also called Exchequer […]