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.
He ordered also that there should be a particular court of appeal, into which all causes might be removed which were supposed to have been unjustly determined elsewhere; which court should be composed of old men chosen for that purpose.
The unfortunate artist had no court of appeal that he could turn to.
I am the last and highest court of appeal in detection.
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.
circuit court of appeals will test the unsettled question of whether transgender employees are protected from workplace bias under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upset the settled expectations of companies investing in new plants and equipment in Ohio in reliance on the State's investment tax credit.
Recently, New York's Court of Appeals has begun to redefine the scope of the Scaffold Law, scaling back the almost unlimited liability of employers who are not negligent.
Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed, finding that Williams' impairments substantially limited her major life activity of performing manual tasks, even though it was determined that she could perform household chores and personal hygiene.
In its decision the Fourth Circuit agreed with the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals that this provision requires the expenses to be unique to the administration of a trust.
Although veterans may appeal the court's final decisions to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, that court's jurisdiction is so limited that veterans are prevented from seeking remedies for many common errors.