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court of appeals

 (kôrt)
n. pl. courts of appeals
1. A higher state court to which appeals are made by litigants seeking review of a decision made in a lower court.
2. Court of Appeals A federal court to which appeals are made by litigants seeking review of a decision made in a federal district court.

court′ of appeals′


n.
1. an appellate court intermediate between the trial courts and a court of last resort.
2. the highest appellate court of New York State.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.court of appeals - a court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agenciescourt of appeals - a court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agencies
court, judicature, tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
circuit court of appeals - one of the twelve federal United States courts of appeals that cover a group of states known as a `circuit'
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