from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any court that has jurisdiction above an inferior court
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