court of appeal

noun

Definition of court of appeal

British, law

  1. 1 less commonly appeal court :  a court that studies the decisions made by a lower court and decides if they were correct

  2. 2Court of Appeal :  the highest court in Britain below the House of Lords

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  a sovereign's formal assembly of councillors and officers

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

  1. :  to seek to gain or achieve

    :  allure, tempt

    :  to act so as to invite or provoke

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

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

    :  an earnest plea :  entreaty

  1. :  to arouse a sympathetic response

    :  to make an earnest request

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


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