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- n. A court of general jurisdiction, above the inferior courts and below the higher courts of appeal.
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- n. A court of general competence which typically has unlimited jurisdiction with regard to civil and criminal legal cases in the lowest hierarchy of a judiciary in a common law system.
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- n. any court that has jurisdiction above an inferior court
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There are two judges, one a Baron of the superior court of the Royal Exchequer—that is Sir James Eyre—and the other a Baron of the superior court of Common Law—that is Sir George Nares.
It is further considered, that the costs of this proceeding, allowed by law, to be taxed by the clerk of the superior court of Rowan county, according to the act of the General Assembly, be paid by Jesse McLean, (the enrolling officer.) The clerk will file the papers in this proceeding among the papers in his office and give copies.
It is also considered, that Lieutenant Anderson (the enrolling officer), pay the costs of this proceeding, allowed by law, to be taxed by the clerk of the superior court of Guilford county, according to the statute in such a case made and provided.
One of these bills, Dudley's, proposed to establish an academy in each superior court district and partialy support them by escheats; 8
It was Democrats that appointed Sam Chess, who's a special superior court judge.
It is further considered, that the costs of this proceeding, allowed by law, be paid by James Irvin, (the officer arresting the petitioner,) to be taxed by the clerk of the superior court of Rockingham county, according to the statute in such cases made and provided.