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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A state court that holds sessions at several different places within a judicial district.

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  • n. A court that sits at more than one location in the district that it serves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a court which sits successively in different places in its circuit (see Circuit, 6). In the United States, the federal circuit courts are commonly presided over by a judge of the supreme court, or a special circuit judge, together with the judge of the district court. They have jurisdiction within statutory limits, both in law and equity, in matters of federal cognizance. Some of the individual States also have circuit courts, which have general statutory jurisdiction of the same class, in matters of State cognizance.

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