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  • n. See Supreme Court.

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  • n. A supreme court; a court to which final appeals may be taken.

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  • n. the highest court in most states of the United States


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  • The matter is referred to King Dermod, who pronounces, in high court at Tara, the famous decision which has become a proverb in Ireland, that “to every cow belongs her own calf.”

    The Hermits

  • On the other hand, the Senate has judicial functions, that is, by royal decree the house may be turned into a high court of justice, to pass upon cases of high treason and of attempts against the security of the State and to judge the ministers who may be accused by the Chamber of Deputies.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Let his papers and all his credentials be laid out before the high court of science, not in the light of today, but contemporaneously with those of Tycho, Kepler, Galileo, Snell, Vieta and Descartes.

    Thomas Hariot

  • King’s high court and returned to the city, full of anxious thought concerning the affair of this King and the multitude of his troops, and going in to King Abd al-Kadir, pale with fear and trembling in his side-muscles, acquainted him with that had befallen him; — And Shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased to say her permitted say.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In the interval between these journeys he became counsel of Count Eberhard of Würtemburg, assessor in the high court and doctor of jurisprudence, meanwhile applying himself zealously to the study of Hebrew.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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