appellate court(redirected from Appellate courts)
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A court that is authorized to hear appeals and review decisions made by other courts.
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|Noun||1.||appellate court - 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'