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district court

noun

Simple Definition of district court

  • law : a court in the U.S. in which cases in a particular area are brought to trial; especially : one of the trial courts for cases involving federal law

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of district court

  1. :  a trial court that has jurisdiction over certain cases within a specific judicial district

1789

First Known Use of district court

1789


Law Dictionary

district court

noun , often cap D&C

Legal Definition of district court

  1. :  a trial court having general or limited jurisdiction in a judicial district: as a :  one of the federal trial courts sitting in a federal district b :  a trial court within a state court system




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