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circuit court

noun

Simple Definition of circuit court

  • law : a court of law that meets at two or more places within a particular area

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of circuit court

  1. :  a court that sits at two or more places within one judicial district

1708

First Known Use of circuit court

1708


Law Dictionary

circuit court

noun

Legal Definition of circuit court

  1. :  a court that sits in more than one place in a judicial district: as a :  a state court usually with original jurisdiction and sometimes with appellate jurisdiction b :  any of the federal courts of appeals —not used technically



Additional Notes on circuit court

Before 1948, the U.S. Courts of Appeals were known as Circuit Courts of Appeals.


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