appeals court

noun

Definition of appeals court

law
:any one of 13 courts in the U.S. below the Supreme Court
  • the 9th/Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Word by Word Definitions

appeal play appeals
  1. : a legal proceeding by which a case is brought before a higher court for review of the decision of a lower court

  2. : an application (as to a recognized authority) for corroboration, vindication, or decision

  3. : an earnest plea : entreaty

  1. : to arouse a sympathetic response

  2. : to make an earnest request

  3. : to take a lower court's decision to a higher court for review

court play
  1. : the residence or establishment of a sovereign or similar dignitary

  2. : a sovereign's formal assembly of councillors and officers

  3. : the sovereign and officers and advisers who are the governing power

  1. : to seek to gain or achieve

  2. : allure, tempt

  3. : to act so as to invite or provoke


Law Dictionary

appeals court

noun ap·peals court

legal Definition of appeals court

:a court that hears appeals; especially :an intermediate level appellate court

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