court of appeal

noun phrase

Definition of court of appeal

British, law
1 also appeal court :a court that studies the decisions made by a lower court and decides if they were correct
2 Court of Appeal :the highest court in Britain below the House of Lords

Word by Word Definitions

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

appeal play
  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


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