circuit court

noun

Definition of circuit court

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

Examples of circuit court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few days ago, it was announced that the circuit court in Kane County will conduct most of its business remotely online from Jan. 10 to Feb. 4 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the county. Linda Girardi, chicagotribune.com, 8 Jan. 2022 The ordinance charges were eventually overturned by the Alabama circuit court; but the assault conviction, a felony, was upheld. Roy S. Johnson | Rjohnson@al.com, al, 23 Dec. 2021 Department of Education spokesperson Danielle Filson said that officials are seeking a speedy resolution and that the circuit court has the motion on its calendar for Wednesday. NBC News, 25 Sep. 2021 In January, the D.C. circuit court agreed to temporarily lift the lower court’s decision, but the Biden administration later decided to exempt children who arrive without a parent from Title 42. Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2021 And in Missouri, the attorney general, a Republican, sent a letter to districts directing them to drop mask mandates and quarantine requirements after a circuit court judge ruled that such measures violated the State Constitution. New York Times, 21 Dec. 2021 Given the case's magnitude, whichever side loses before the circuit court is likely to eventually appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 13 Nov. 2021 Given the case’s magnitude, whichever side loses before the circuit court is likely to eventually appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Anchorage Daily News, 12 Nov. 2021 Given the case’s magnitude, whichever side loses before the circuit court is likely to eventually appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Time, 12 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of circuit court

1708, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of circuit court was in 1708

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18 Jan 2022

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“Circuit court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circuit%20court. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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circuit court

noun

English Language Learners Definition of circuit court

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

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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