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A court of general jurisdiction, often a trial court for a county or municipality and sometimes a state court or an appellate court.
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1. (Law) (in England) a higher court not subject to control by any other court except by way of appeal. See also Supreme Court of Judicature
2. (Law) US (in several states) a court of general jurisdiction ranking above the inferior courts and below courts of last resort
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1. the court of general jurisdiction in many states of the U.S., often intermediate between trial courts and the chief appellate court.
2. any court having jurisdiction over other courts.
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|Noun||1.||superior court - any court that has jurisdiction above an inferior court|
court, judicature, tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
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