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Supreme Court

n. Abbr. SC or Sup.Ct.
1. The highest federal court in the United States, consisting of nine justices and having jurisdiction over all other courts in the nation.
2. supreme court The highest court in most states within the United States. Also called high court.

Supreme Court

(in the US) n
1. (Law) the highest Federal court, possessing final appellate jurisdiction and exercising supervisory jurisdiction over the lower courts
2. (Law) (in many states) the highest state court

Supreme′ Court′


n.
1. the highest court of the U.S.
2. (l.c.) the highest court of a state or, in some states, a court of general jurisdiction subordinate to an appeals court.

Supreme Court

The highest federal court in the United States, with authority over all other courts, and to which appeals may be made against the judgments of lower courts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Supreme Court - the highest federal court in the United StatesSupreme Court - the highest federal court in the United States; has final appellate jurisdiction and has jurisdiction over all other courts in the nation
federal court - a court establish by the authority of a federal government
judicial branch - the branch of the United States government responsible for the administration of justice
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.supreme court - the highest court in most states of the United States
court, judicature, tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Supreme Court

n (Am) the Supreme Courtla corte suprema
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Could the Supreme Court have been relied upon as answering this description?
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The governor, who is the executive magistrate, is appointed by the legislature; is chancellor and ordinary, or surrogate of the State; is a member of the Supreme Court of Appeals, and president, with a casting vote, of one of the legislative branches.
AN eminent Justice of the Supreme Court of Patagascar was accused of having obtained his appointment by fraud.
Now the power of election and censure are of the utmost consequence, and this, as has been said, in some states they entrust to the people; for the general assembly is the supreme court of all, and they have a voice in this, and deliberate in all public affairs, and try all causes, without any objection to the meanness of their circumstances, and at any age: but their treasurers, generals, and other great officers of state are taken from men of great fortune and worth.
At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.
     directly to the Supreme Court in order that it may at once be
The servant had further informed him that he was now going to the Indies with the appointment of Judge of the Supreme Court of Mexico; and he had learned, likewise, that the young lady was his daughter, whose mother had died in giving birth to her, and that he was very rich in consequence of the dowry left to him with the daughter.
the Supreme Court of the United States declared this law to be unconstitutional.
He refused the United States Senate several times, and father says he could become a justice of the Supreme Court any time a vacancy occurs, if he wants to.
Except in the Supreme Court at Washington (where the judges wear a plain black robe), there is no such thing as a wig or gown connected with the administration of justice.
In all, the Bell Company fought out thirteen lawsuits that were of national interest, and five that were carried to the Supreme Court in Washington.

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