superior court


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superior court

n.
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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superior court

n
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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supe′rior court′


n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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18 by a Worcester County grand jury, moving the case to Worcester Superior Court.
On appeal, the Supreme Court of Alaska found that the superior court was not required to treat tariff regulations as a form of economic obsolescence.
The federal government is responsible for appointing superior court judges, and for paying their salaries.
Generally, an appeal from a decision of the planning board goes directly to the superior court.
THE COURT OF APPEALS OF ARIZONA REVERSED THE SUPERIOR COURTS JUDGMENT IN PART, AFFIRMED IT IN PART, AND REMANDED THE CASE FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS ON THE LACK OF CONSENT CLAIM.
The Superior Court of California, County of Orange is a pioneer of electronic filing in the state.
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