Simple Definition of circuit court
law : a court of law that meets at two or more places within a particular area
Full Definition of circuit court
: a court that sits at two or more places within one judicial district
First Known Use of circuit court
Legal Definition of circuit court
: a court that sits in more than one place in a judicial district: as a : a state court usu. 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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