circuit court

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of circuit court

:a court that sits at two or more places within one judicial district

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First Known Use of circuit court

1708


CIRCUIT COURT Defined for English Language Learners

circuit court

noun

Definition of circuit court for English Language Learners

  • law : a court of law that meets at two or more places within a particular area


Law Dictionary

circuit court

noun

legal Definition of circuit court

:a court that sits in more than one place in a judicial district: as
a :a state court usually with original jurisdiction and sometimes with appellate jurisdiction
b :any of the federal courts of appeals not used technically
Note: Before 1948, the U.S. Courts of Appeals were known as Circuit Courts of Appeals.

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