court of appeals
Usage: often capitalized C&A Date: 1768 a court hearing appeals from the decisions of lower courts — called also court of appeal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • court of appeals — often cap C&A: a court hearing appeals from the decisions of lower courts: as a: an intermediate court of the U.S. federal judicial system b: a state appellate court – called also court of appeal; see also the judicial system in the back matter ◇ …   Law dictionary

  • court of appeals — ☆ court of appeals n. [often C of A ] 1. a state court to which appeals are taken from the trial courts: usually it is an intermediate appellate court, but in several states it is the final appellate court 2. any of the federal appellate courts,… …   English World dictionary

  • Court of Appeals — ˌCourt of Apˈpeals also Apˈpeals Court noun [singular] LAW in the US, one of the federal or state law courts that makes decisions about criminal and civil cases that have been decided by lower courts but where people are not happy about the… …   Financial and business terms

  • court of appeals — court′ of appeals′ n. 1) law an appellate court intermediate between the trial courts and a court of last resort 2) law the highest appellate court of New York State • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Court of Appeals — In those states with courts of appeals, such courts are usually intermediate appellate courts (with the highest appellate court being the state Supreme Court). In New York, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, however, such are the highest… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of Appeals — In those states with courts of appeals, such courts are usually intermediate appellate courts (with the highest appellate court being the state Supreme Court). In New York, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, however, such are the highest… …   Black's law dictionary

  • court of appeals — noun a court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agencies • Syn: ↑appellate court, ↑appeals court • Hypernyms: ↑court, ↑tribunal, ↑judicature • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Court of Appeals — Ein Appellationsgericht ist ein übergeordnetes Gericht, das über Rechtsbehelfe gegen Entscheidungen nachgeordneter Gerichte entscheidet, wobei diese zusammenfassend als Appellation bezeichnet werden. Nicht immer handelt es sich dabei um eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • court of appeals — Law. 1. (in the U.S. federal court system and some state court systems) an appellate court intermediate between the trial courts and the court of last resort. 2. the highest appellate court of New York State. 3. Court of Appeal, Brit. See under… …   Universalium

  • Court of Appeals — The highest appellate court of the intermediate federal appellate court. The United States is divided into eleven judicial circuits. In each circuit there is a United States Court of Appeals for the circuit, having appellate jurisdiction as set… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of appeals — court of ap peals noun count AMERICAN a court of law that holds APPEALS (=cases that are heard again in court because someone was not satisfied with the original judgment) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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