Simple Definition of supreme court
: the highest court of law in a country or U.S. state
Full Definition of supreme court
1 : the highest judicial tribunal in a political unit (as a nation or state)
2 : a court of original jurisdiction in New York state subordinate to a final court of appeals
First Known Use of supreme court
SUPREME COURT Defined for Kids
Definition of supreme court for Students
: the highest court of law in the United States or in many of its states
Legal Definition of supreme court
1 : the highest court in a nation or state; specifically capitalized S&C : the highest court in the judicial branch of the U.S. government that has original jurisdiction over controversies involving ambassadors or other ministers or consuls but whose main activity is as the court of last resort exercising appellate jurisdiction over cases involving federal law
2 capitalized S&C : a court of original jurisdiction in New York
Additional Notes on supreme court
The court of last resort in New York is the Court of Appeals.
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