district court
noun Date: 1789 a trial court that has jurisdiction over certain cases within a specific judicial district

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  • district court — n often cap D&C: a trial court having general or limited jurisdiction in a judicial district: as a: one of the federal trial courts sitting in a federal district b: a trial court within a state court system see also the judicial system in the… …   Law dictionary

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  • district court — ➔ court1 * * * district court UK US noun [C] ► LAW in the US, one of the courts in the federal court system, which uses a jury to make decisions about a crime or legal argument: »Bankruptcy courts are separate units of the district courts, and… …   Financial and business terms

  • district court — ☆ district court n. 1. the federal trial court sitting in each judicial district of the U.S. 2. in some states of the U.S., the court of general jurisdiction in each judicial district …   English World dictionary

  • district court — noun count a court in the U.S. that deals with cases in a particular national or state district …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • district court — n a US court of law which deals with cases involving national rather than state law …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • District Court — United States District Court Les United States district courts (cours de district des États Unis) sont les tribunaux de premier niveau du Système judiciaire fédéral américain. On trouve au moins un district par État, plus un dans le District de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • district court — noun : a court of first instance having jurisdiction in certain cases within a judicial district; especially : the United States federal court of first instance * * * noun, pl ⋯ courts [count] law : a court in the U.S. in which cases in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • district court — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms district court : singular district court plural district courts legal a court in the US that deals with cases in a particular national or state district …   English dictionary

  • district court — noun District court is used before these nouns: ↑judge …   Collocations dictionary

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