circuit court

noun

Definition of circuit court

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

1708

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

  1. :  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

Additional Notes on circuit court

Before 1948, the U.S. Courts of Appeals were known as Circuit Courts of Appeals.


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