United States court of appeals
Definition of United States court of appeals
: a court in each of the 11 federal judicial districts of the U.S. that functions as a court of record, exercises appellate jurisdiction, is presided over by three or sometimes two judges, and may be overruled only by the Supreme Court of the U.S.
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