lower court

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Noun1.lower court - any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher courtlower court - any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court
court, judicature, tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
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Look, there is yonder in the lower court a tree, and under the shade of that tree we shall breathe more freely than in this hot atmosphere of spilt wine."
"And the coachman, with the outriders, is waiting in the lower court of the castle."
Each judge at the lower court needs to process over 300 cases to dispose of pending cases at first and second level courts nationwide, according to the Supreme Court.
Dissatisfied with the lower court's ruling, the trustees in the appeal prayed the appellate court to set aside the entire ruling of the lower court made on January 23, dismissing the appellant's counter-claim filed on June 8, 2017, in the suit delineated M/5/2009.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 29 (ANI): Delhi High Court on Monday set aside a lower court's decision that had ordered the framing of charges against former Union Health Minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss and several others in two cases of corruption involving alleged favour done to private medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
The High Court in Nakuru has temporarily barred a lower court from proceeding with a case in which Kabazi MCA Peter Mbae is charged with malicious damage to property, incitement and arson.
An IHC's bench gave this ruling while hearing a petition filed by a woman challenging a lower court decision for acquitting her husband from a charge of doing second marriage without her approval.
During hearing, the counsel of lower court's judges, Naeem Bukhari pleaded before the bench that the above matter didn't fall into the matters of public interests.
Two men pleaded for lower sentences in the Appeal Court on Tuesday after being found guilty in the lower court of having dealt in 25g of methamphetamine in Phnom Penh last year.
"Because of the lack of judges in the countryside, court cases are left pending in the salas of the lower court judges.
On Monday, the lower court denied the Department of Justice's motion to order Trillanes' arrest for non-bailable coup d'etat charge since the case has long been dismissed already.
A Seoul appellate court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's two-year prison term for a graduate student charged with trying to hurt his professor with a homemade bomb in a plastic drink tumbler.