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'
References in classic literature ?
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.
The executive chief, with six others, appointed, three by each of the legislative branches constitutes the Supreme Court of Appeals; he is joined with the legislative department in the appointment of the other judges.
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.
"Your notion of turning yourself into a Court of Appeal for a new Trial of Eustace, and forcing the world to pronounce a just verdict on him.
"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.
Court of Appeals Associate Justice Apolinario Bruselas Jr.
The Court of Appeals concluded that the judgment and decree required the parties to use their agreed-upon dispute resolution method to resolve their disagreement before going to court, and District Courts retain oversight of custody related matters.
Brearcliffe, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Division II