court of appeals


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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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The same legislative branch acts again as executive council of the governor, and with him constitutes the Court of Appeals.
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The unfortunate artist had no court of appeal that he could turn to.
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But at last the High Court of Appeal went into it and the poor fellow was acquitted and put under proper care.
You see me now when my name has become known far and wide, and when I am generally recognized both by the public and by the official force as being a final court of appeal in doubtful cases.
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Today's Court of Appeals decision could be appealed to the Minnesota Supreme Court, which would then have discretion to decide whether to hear the case.
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By electing the deficiency notice date as the operable date for the running of the statute, the Texas Court of Appeals shortened the period during which firms must be alert to potential claims arising from tax advice and preparation.