short for High Court of Justiciary
noun 1. a duly instituted organ of the government that administers justice, whether on the basis of legislation, previous court decisions, or other authoritative services. 2. a court administering the rules developed by such organs as distinguished from the rules and principles developed and administered in courts of equity.
noun 1. a court whose judgments and proceedings are kept on permanent record and that has the power to impose penalties for contempt.
noun 1. (in Scotland) the highest civil court. noun 1. the supreme civil court in Scotland
noun 1. any of state courts of criminal jurisdiction in California, New York, and a few other states.